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Student Combinatorics

Date:  Monday, October 30, 2017
Location:  3866 East Hall (4:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

Title:  Playing Combinatorial Games: Who Wins?

Abstract:   In this talk I will introduce some terminology from combinatorial game theory and discuss conditions under which a player can win a game. In particular, we will play the game cutthroat which is a combinatorial game played on a graph. One can wonder what are the connections between the features of the graph and a winning strategy for the game. Some answers are known, but even for path graphs we do not have a complete answer to this problem.


Speaker:  Francesca Gandini
Institution:  University of Michigan

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