GAUSS Seminar: Numbers and Games [hybrid]

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This talk will focus itself on games. Some basic games will be introduced and their strategies analyzed. We will scratch the surface of combinatorial game theory, a lovely, playful, and often overlooked branch of mathematics. In the process we will stumble upon the surreal numbers and explore the very nature of “numbers”. This talk will be accessible for all audiences. There is no prerequisite knowledge needed, just an open mind.

We will have milk and cookies! Remember to bring your own mugs. 


Ethan Rooke -- UI AMCS PhD student


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Praneel Samanta & Nitesh Mathur (UI Mathematics)

GAUSS will meet Tuesdays at 3:30-4:20 PM in Fall 2021.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 3:30pm to 4:20pm
Schaeffer Hall
20 East Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Matthieu Biger in advance at 3194670743 or