How do mathematicians play ping-pong? Show more

They don't have any ball and they argue about some conjecture.

That's not even a joke, I saw it just 5 minutes ago. ðŸ¤£

@erou Sometimes, they have quite a number of balls falling all over the place too. ðŸ™‚ https://www.cc.gatech.edu/~vigoda/RandAlgs/BCSV.pdf

But you are right... there is always some conjecture lurking not too far from us.

@erou Haha, sounds about right ðŸ˜† . Did the conjecture perhaps involve the Ping-pong Lemma? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ping-pong_lemma

@jennytrustad I didn't know this lemma ðŸ™‚.

(In fact, I didn't know the problem and I only go fractions of the discussion, so I wouldn't be able to tell you what that was exactly!)

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J. Augustine@augblog@mathstodon.xyzHow do mathematicians play ping-pong? Show more

@erou Sometimes, they have quite a number of balls falling all over the place too. ðŸ™‚

https://www.cc.gatech.edu/~vigoda/RandAlgs/BCSV.pdf

But you are right... there is always some conjecture lurking not too far from us.