A Proof of the Kahn-Kalai Conjecture

Thresholds for increasing properties of random structures are a central concern in probabilistic combinatorics and related areas.  In 2006, Kahn and Kalai conjectured that for any nontrivial increasing property on a finite set, its threshold is never far from its "expectation-threshold," which is a natural (and often easy to calculate) lower bound on the threshold.

In the first talk, I will introduce the Kahn-Kalai Conjecture with some motivating examples and then briefly talk about the recent resolution of the Kahn-Kalai Conjecture due to Huy Pham and myself.

In the second talk, I will discuss our proof of the conjecture in details.

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Stanford University

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