Events

Feb 25

Konhauser Problemfest

Saturday, February 25th, 2017
8:30 am – 2:00 pm / Weitz 236

The Konhauser Problemfest is an annual problem-solving contest in which teams from around the region compete to solve challenging mathematics problems.  The contest is named for Joseph Konhauser, a longtime professor, problem-solver, and problem-poser at Macalester College.  The location of the contest rotates among Carleton, Macalester, St. Olaf, and St. Thomas, but teams from Gustavus, St. Catherine, Augsburg, and other colleges and universities in the region often compete.  The winning team gets to bring a handsome trophy to their school, which includes a granite sculpture illustrating a dissection proof of a well-known theorem on pizza slicing.

Sponsored by Mathematics and Statistics. Contact: Sue Jandro, x4360