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Ronald de Wolf and his co-authors received the prestigious ACM STOC 10-year Test of Time Award

On 23 June 2022, CWI researcher Ronald de Wolf and his co-authors received the prestigious ACM STOC 10-year Test of Time Award during the ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC), one of the most important conferences in theoretical computer science. Samuel Fiorini, Serge Massar, Sebastian Pokutta, Hans Raj Tiwary and Ronald de Wolf were given the award for their article ‘Linear vs. semidefinite extended formulations: exponential separation and strong lower bounds’, originally published at STOC 2012. One of its main conclusions was that a particular attempt to solve the famous travelling salesman problem cannot possibly work.