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Sir Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Party Hard! The Maths of Connections

photo of Colva Roney-Dougal

Colva Roney-Dougal

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+

Watch the recording of the talk

Date: Saturday 23 March 2013
Time: 11.00-12.00
Venue: Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences
20 Clarkson Road

This talk is part of the University of Cambridge Science Festival 2013