Some exciting progress to pure mathematics is due to Bourgain
with applications to randomness extractors and gave the first two source extractor with min entropy rate <0.5
Since this paper there’s been other innovations and simplifications of Bourgains work, such as
This is all exciting for mathematics. Is the same true from an applied crypto perspective? For example, would it help in any way with the issues discussed here
Other applications/places where these theoretical breakthroughs have already been applied?