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275A, Notes 0: Foundations of probability theory

Starting this week, I will be teaching an introductory graduate course (Math 275A) on probability theory here at UCLA. While I find myself using probabilistic methods routinely nowadays in my research (for instance, the probabilistic concept of… 7,754 more words


Equidistribution for multidimensional polynomial phases

The equidistribution theorem asserts that if is an irrational phase, then the sequence is equidistributed on the unit circle, or equivalently that

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A differentiation identity

Here’s a cute identity I discovered by accident recently. Observe that

and so one can conjecture that one has

when is even, and

when is odd. 131 more words


Cancellation for the multilinear Hilbert transform

I’ve just uploaded to the arXiv my paper “Cancellation for the multilinear Hilbert transform“, submitted to Collectanea Mathematica. This paper uses methods from additive combinatorics (and more specifically, the arithmetic regularity and counting lemmas from… 417 more words


A remark on the lonely runner conjecture

The lonely runner conjecture is the following open problem:

Conjecture 1 Suppose one has runners on the unit circle , all starting at the origin and moving at different speeds.

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