In his second article, Tompa updates the calculations after a year. As he puts it:
The purpose of this survey is to bring the community up to date on the most recent bounds, so that we may collaborate to improve themI don't do the original articles justice with my dry rendition of their contents. You have to read them to encounter gems like:
There is one known instance in which a resourceful Ph .D . student named Yehudaand, in his acknowledgements:
outspotlighted his advisor Shimon Even . When it came time to publish the results of
their collaboration, Even announced his inevitable intention of being first author. Yehuda responded by legally changing his name to Bar-Yehuda.
I thank the numerous contributors who inundated me with suggested additions after the Follies presentation, I can only wish that my serious research would stimulate half as much enthusiasm in the community.The best line was a 'disacknowledgement' in part II (you'll have to read the articles for it to make complete sense):
Avi Wigderson refused to collaborate with anyone later in the alphabet, even in the interest of scientific advancement.Update (4/16): Avi Wigderson reconsiders after