PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Sergei Tabachnikov.

Title:Mathematical Puzzles that S-t-r-e-t-c-h Your Intuition
Seminar:MASS Colloquium
Speaker:Peter Winkler, Dartmouth College
Abstract:
Humans are not born with perfect mathematical intuition, to say the least, yet most decisions we make are based on "feel", not calculation. Today you will hear some mind-boggling puzzles (some with solutions, some without) that are designed to help you adjust your intuition when it's about to run off the rails.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB113
Date:10 / 25 / 2012
Time:02:30pm - 03:20pm