CoM | The maths of simple two-player games

Tuesday, November 21, 2023
 – Live Presentation with Peter Rowlett

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The maths of simple two-player games

Combinatorial game theory asks how we can play games optimally. The games are simple, two-player games with no chance. Examples include Nim and Hackenbush. This talk will outline several games and discuss some theory that can be used to work out optimal strategies and even to play several games simultaneously!
Peter Rowlett teaches mathematics and researches mathematics education at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. Peter is a sometime-guest on BBC Radio, a podcaster and blogger on mathematical topics, and a columnist at New Scientist (‘Mathematics of Life’ column). He is part of the Finite Group, a Patreon/Discord community of mathematical interest which you could join. He has been teaching ‘Game Theory and Recreational Mathematics’ to final year undergraduates since 2018.

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