## Get A Job

* Doo wop, doo wop *

Richard Lewis, Bill Horton, Earl Beal, Raymond Edwards, and John Wilson—the Silhouettes—were a doo wop/R&B group whose single Get A Job was a number 1 hit on the Billboard R&B singles chart and pop singles chart in 1958. Even back then it sold over one million records, and was later used in ads and movies.

Today I want to talk about hiring faculty, as we are getting near the end of the usual job hiring cycle.

## Quantum Supremacy and Complexity

* An AMS article by Gil Kalai updates his skeptical position on quantum computers *

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Gil Kalai is a popularizer of mathematics as well as a great researcher. His blog has some entries on Polymath projects going back to the start of this year. He has just contributed an article to the May *AMS Notices* titled, “The Quantum Computer Puzzle.”

Today we are happy to call attention to it and give some extra remarks. Read more…

## Missing Mate in Ten

*Can we have overlooked short solutions to major problems?*

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Efim Geller was a Soviet chess grandmaster, author, and teacher. Between 1953 and 1973 he reached the late stages of contention for the world championship many times but was stopped short of a match for the title. The Italian-American grandmaster Fabiano Caruana was similarly stopped last week in the World Chess Federation Candidates Tournament in Moscow. He was beaten in the last round by Sergey Karjakin of Russia, who will challenge world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in a title match that is scheduled for November 11–30 in New York City.

Today we salute a famous move by Geller that was missed by an entire team of analysts preparing for the world championship in 1955, and ask how often similar things happen in mathematics and theory.

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## The Primes Strike Again

*And lead to new kinds of cheating and ideas for our field*

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Faadosly Polir is the older brother of Lofa Polir. He is now working as a full time investigative reporter for GLL.

Today Ken and I are publishing several of his recent investigations that you may find interesting.

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## Bias In The Primes

*Casinos beware—the primes are not random*

Quanta source (K.S. at left) |

Robert Lemke Oliver and Kannan Soundararajan have observed that the primes fail some simple tests of randomness in senses that are both concrete and theoretical.

Today we discuss this wonderful work and what it means both for properties of the primes and for asymptotics.

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## Happy St. Patrick’s Day

* A trick of language and echoing *

Neil L. is a Leprechaun. He has been visiting me once every year since I started GLL. I had never seen a leprechaun before I began the blog—there must be some connection.

Today I want to share the experience I had with him this morning of St. Patrick’s Day.

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