By Doron Zeilberger

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Written: June 14, 2007.
Exclusively published in the Personal Journal of Shalosh B. Ekhad and Doron Zeilberger

My brilliant Ph. D. student Lara Pudwell, who among her many other hats is the graduate-coordinator of the DIMACS REU program (for the third summer, in a row!), asked me to give one of the weekly talks to those smart undergrads. I replied that there is nothing I can possibly talk about that would be of any interest, so she replied: "You are such a good speaker, so that it would be a good talk even if you talked about nothing". That gave me the idea to indeed talk about my favorite subject: "nothing", and at the same time fullfil an old dream of mine to give a talk, and write a paper, with the absolutely shortest possible title, containing zero characters. The abstract, however was non-empty.
Added Feb. 18, 2009: I thank Yiftach Levy for spotting an error in the previous version, that has been corrected. (Beatles->Three Dog Night).
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