### Tuesday, July 15

6:15 PM-7:15 PM

*Chair: John Guckenheimer, President, SIAM, and Cornell University*

*Kresge Auditorium*

## The I. E. Block Community Lecture

Mathematics of Games and Sports

The speaker will present a mathematician's perspective on some games and sports, and answer questions like these:

How many shuffles to mix a deck? When is a team eliminated? What is the probability of heads? How should teams be ranked? What is the probability of a shutout? How do world records vary with time? How should a runner vary his speed in a race? Does it pay to exercise?

**Joseph B. Keller**

*Department of Mathematics, Stanford University*

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*MMD, 3/26/97*