Mathematics from the Couch
Speaker: Adam Berliner, St. Olaf College
Date & Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Owens Science Center (OWS 275)
Abstract: In this talk, we'll survey how some pretty interesting and deep mathematics appears in activities we frequently do while relaxing, from watching TV to playing games. We will see how logic, graph theory, and even a small amount of linear algebra can help us think about Magic Squares and Sudoku, or perhaps even win $1 million.
Biographical Information: Adam Berliner is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at St. Olaf College. A native of Shoreview, MN, Adam graduated from Carleton College in 2002 and earned his PhD from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2009. His academic interests are in combinatorial matrix theory, graphy theory, and issues in undergraduate mathematics education. In his spare time, Adam enjoys going to the gym, cooking & baking, and watching too much reality television.