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Mathematics Colloquium

Date: Time: 4:00 pm–4:50 pm
Avery Hall Room: 115
Additional Info: AVH
Contact: Steve Cohn, 402-472-7223,
Speaker: Thane Plambeck
Affiliation: Counterwave Inc.
Local Host: Steve Cohn
Title: The Angry Bird: Combinatorial Game Theory in the Apple App Store

Additional Public Info:

Abstract: We’ll describe two games for the Apple iPad that are based on recent results from the mathematics of combinatorial game theory, and how we developed them. Along the way, we’ll take occasional forays into French film noir and the surprisingly intricate theory of “impartial” Tic-Tac-Toe (both players play “X”, and the first person to make three-in-a-row loses). No prior knowledge of any of these subjects will be assumed.

Refreshments will be served in 348 Avery 3:30-4pm.
The talk is free and open to the public.

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