Adam Berliner, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at St. Olaf College will be giving a talk. Click above for more details.
Date: Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Time: 4:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Location: CMC 206
Sponsored by: Mathematics
Contact: Sue Jandro, x4360
Title of Talk: Airplane puzzles, games of strategy, and reality television
Come see what had the speaker yelling at his TV set! In this talk, we'll see how some pretty interesting mathematics appears in popular culture. Then we will use some graph theory along with combinatorics (and some mathematical savvy) to discuss how puzzles such as magic squares and Sudoku, and games such as Othello, can motivate some pretty interesting and deep mathematics.
All mathematics students are invited!