I looked up my colleague Dave Mount on Wikipedia and found that he was a drummer for the glam rock band Mud. He informed me that (a) on Wikipedia he is David Mount and (b) if he had a rock band it would be named

*Fried Purple Ellipsoids.*

*This set off an email discussion where people said what their rock band name would be. I noticed that many ideas for names had variants. For example, my favorite for Ramsey Theorists:*

*The Red Cliques*could be

*The Red Cliques*

*Red Clique*

*Bill Gasarch and the Red Cliques!*

*Clique!*

So below I list one variant of each name but keep in mind that there are others.

*The Hidden Subgroups*

*Amplitudes with Attitude*

*Schrodinger's cat (I wonder if this IS a rock band already)*

*The Red Cliques*

*Fried purple ellipsoids*

*Fried green ellipsoids*

*BIG A-G-T*

*The Biconnected Sets*

*PRAM!*

*BPP! (I wonder if any complexity class would work.)*

*SAT (I wonder if other one-word problems would work. TSP!)*

*Karp and the reductions*

*Avi and the derandomizers*

*Aravind and the Expanders*

*(Could replace Karp, Avi, and Aravind with others, but these are the first that*

*came to mind. Plus THE EXPANDERS was Aravind Srinivasan's idea.)*

*The MIT Logarhythms*(This is a real acapella group see here.)

*The Discrete Logarhythms*

*RSA!*

*The Oracles*

*The Interactive Proofs*

*The Natural Proofs*

*Fried Green Proofs*

*If we expand to include math we get lots more, so I'll just mention one real one: The Klein Four, an acapella group.*

SO- what would YOUR rock band name be?

Möbius band

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ReplyDeleteMobius Band really is the name of a rock group:

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