70th Analytic Beer

Motto: Garlic soup is best when you do it yourself - just like many other things. (L.P.+M.R.)
Time and place: 5.5.1997, "Milenka", Sokolovska 83 (18:00-19:30) and "U zeleneho stromu" (19:30-22:00)

Chairman: Ron Kerman (Winnipeg, Kanada - an honorary chairman)
Attendance: Ales Nekvinda, Lubos Pick, Mirko Rokyta
Guests: the chairman

Abstract program:

  1. Prediction Theory Problem (R.K.) (unsolved)
  2. Prove: limsup [(a_{n+1} + 1)/a_n ]^a_n >= e for any sequence a_n that diverges to infinity (R.K.) (solved)
  3. Chinese Banquet Problem (R.K.): n people eat A meals, share between two B meals, share among 3 C meals,..., and share among m-people M meals. What is the smallest number of meals for a permissible configuration (n,m)? What is an asymptotic formula? (solved: n ln(m))
  4. Repetition of the talk about geometrical problems from AB69 for Ron.
  5. Repetition of the Rudin's problem from AB69.
  6. Three men, two condoms, one woman, three veneric diseases and mutual desire. Is it solvable? Is it solvable for arbitrary data? (R.K.)
  7. Discussion about selected problems from the past ABs. (all)

Concrete program:

Pearls of the seminar:
  1. "Let's have a coffee break and a coffin break". (M.R.)
  2. Everything ends with a coffin. (L.P.)
  3. "Oh, dear (deer)" (M.R., upon seeing the deer steak)
Unsolved Problems: -
Awards/Remarks: The first international chairman (not counting Slovaks), AB was actually conducted in English.

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