Title: Winning Ways for your Mathematical Plays: The Basics of Combinatorial Game Theory
Abstract: Combinatorial game theory emerged from the analysis of impartial games (games where both players can make exactly the same moves). Later, BerleKamp, Conway, and Guy introduced a more general framework for partizan games, including well-known games like chess and go, including mathematical games like Hackenbush. I will discuss the basics of this theory, including the classification of games and sums of games.
Location: BSB B135
Refreshments available at 5:00 pm in Hamilton Hall Lounge