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Talk by Robin Wiliams

Date Icon Week 1, Tuesday 30 April TT 2019
Time Icon 8:00pm

Combinatorics - the Mathematics that counts

In this partly historical talk I explain what is meant by combinatorics, and outline its development from ancient problems in China and India involving permutations and combinations to more recent problems in graph theory and the study of Latin squares. Many of the problems have recreational origins, such as dice games, the Königsberg bridges and knight’s tour problems, magic squares, and sudoku.

Snacks and drinks provided as usual.

The event is free for members and £3 for non-members. A life membership can be purchased on the door for £15.