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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