Fall 2019

Faculty Organizers: Professors Thomas Johnstone and Johann Thiel

Room and Time: N1002, 12:45-2pm

Schedule:

August
 29  No meeting
September
 5  No meeting
 12  No meeting
 19  SIAM Meeting
 26  No meeting

 

October     
 3  No meeting
 10  Speaker: Johann Thiel
 17  SIAM Meeting
 24  Speaker: Brad Isaacson
 31  
November
 7  No Meeting
 8  BNL Trip
 9  SCUDEM Competition
 14
 21
 28 No Meeting (no classes)
December
 5  No Meeting
 12
 19  No Meeting

Abstracts — Fall 2019


Date: October 10, 2019
Speakers: Johann Thiel
Title: Probability and Games

Abstract:¬†In this talk we will analyze various games of chance, including the Monty Hall Problem and Race to the Finish from Let’s Make a Deal and Plinko from The Price is Right. We will use both theoretical and computational methods to understand the probabilities of winning such games.


Date: Oct. 24, 2019
Speakers: Brad Isaacson
Title: An Elementary Proof of the Reciprocity Formula for Dedekind Sums

Abstract: Link