Senior 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|
|Venue:||Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences
20 Clarkson Road
This talk is part of the University of Cambridge Science Festival 2013