Colva Roney-DougalSenior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics at the University of St Andrews
How many guests need to come to a party, to guarantee that at least five of them either all know each other or are mutual strangers? Join Dr Colva Roney-Dougal and see some unexpected applications of the maths behind this still-unsolved problem, from modelling flu epidemics to galaxy formation. Suitable for ages 14+ |
Date: | Saturday 23 March 2013 |
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Time: | 11.00-12.00 |
Venue: | Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences 20 Clarkson Road Cambridge CB3 OEH Directions |
This talk is part of the University of Cambridge Science Festival 2013