Skip Garibaldi

associate director @ UCLA Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics and professor @ Emory University Dept of Math & CS

Math leads to law enforcement activity

I did some mathematical consulting for an investigative report about lottery hijinks done by the Palm Beach Post. The Florida lottery responded quickly and raided the stores frequented by the … Continue reading

April 10, 2014

Spring 2014 general audience lectures

My upcoming general audience lectures for spring 2014, with date and venue: 4/2: Emory University, with Lawrence Mower 4/24: Tufts University 4/28: UCLA, with Lawrence Mower and Philip Stark 6/27: … Continue reading

March 24, 2014

On 20/20

I’ll be on 20/20 tonight 10 eastern/9 central talking about how casting out the nines (modular arithmetic mod 9) doesn’t predict the future.

March 22, 2014

IPAM tourist tips

Overall map Google map link for some nearby tourist attractions.  If you have any additions to suggest, please e-mail Skip. Things to do in LA Read LA Weekly (free weekly newspaper) for music … Continue reading

February 10, 2014

New preprint on the birthday problem

New preprint [], joint with Richard Arratia (a probabilist) and Joe Kilian (a computer scientist) on the birthday problem: how many people do you need to have c birthdays in common?  Perhaps surprisingly, the results … Continue reading

October 28, 2013

New preprint: simple algebraic groups…

New paper at joint with Bob Guralnick: Simple algebraic groups are (usually) determined by an invariant ( A very special case of our main results is a description of groups of type E8.

September 25, 2013

Congratulations to Bob Guralnick and Andrei Rapinchuk!

Congratulations to co-authors Bob Guralnick and Andrei Rapinchuk on being invited to give sectional addresses at ICM 2014!

September 13, 2013

Hernando Bermudez presents at MathFest

Come see Hernando Bermudez’s poster on our joint paper Linear preservers and representations with a 1-dimensional ring of invariants at MathFest.

August 2, 2013

Conferences at IPAM

IPAM hosts semester-long programs and week-long workshops in beautiful southern California. We focus on interactions between different areas of mathematics or between mathematics and other sciences. You can propose a … Continue reading

July 1, 2013

Now at UCLA

I’m now associate director at the Institute for Pure & Applied Math at UCLA. Don’t bother knocking on the door of my Emory office!

July 1, 2013