Skip Navigation


Back to event listing

Mathematics Colloquium

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

Contact: Sue Jandro, x4360

Import into your calendar program

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!


Math Colloquium