|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