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Party hard! The maths of connections

Roney-Dougal, C
Saturday 23 March 2013, 11:00-12:00

Seminar Room 1, Newton Institute


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 see some unexpected applications of the maths behind this still-unsolved problem, from modelling flu epidemics to galaxy formation.


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