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Math Kitchen Party: organized by Tim Alderson (UNB Saint John)

June 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pokemon in the City

Danny Dyer (Memorial University of Newfoundland) 

When playing Pokemon Go, trying to catch all the Pokemon in a big, grid like city is difficult, but can be discussed in terms of the watchman number of grid graphs. We present some bounds for these graphs, and argue that is better to play Pokemon Go on a toroidal space station. Gotta catch ‘em all!  [Joint work with Jared Howell, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University.]

Passing the buck: a chip firing game

M.E. Messenger (Mount Allison)

Suppose a group of people sitting in a row, each take out their wallets and count their money. Then the richest person (or people), pass a dollar to their neighbours. Lather, rinse, repeat. We will discuss some of the dynamics of such a process and present a few results. We’ll also pose some questions and welcome solutions from the audience. [Joint work with Jared Howell, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University.]

Musical Guests

  • Jason Brown (Dalhousie)
  • Iain Beaton (Dalhousie)

This is a virtual zoom meeting.  If you would like to attend, please email the organizers for connection details.

[more information about the Math Kitchen Party summer talk series]


June 18, 2020
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Zoom seminar