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Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 27 Jul 2023
Calendar1: 26 Jul 2023 1700-1900
CalLoc1: Colombo House Theatres UNSW Sydney Kensington, NSW 2052
CalTitle1: Think of a Number: A public lecture by Imre Leader
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Special Public Lecture

Think of a Number: A public lecture by Imre Leader


Join us for this public lecture at UNSW, presented by Professor Imre Leader (University of Cambridge). Register via Eventbrite.

Two players each have one minute to name a number, and the player with the larger number wins.

How should we play this game? While this problem might seem very simple and open-ended, investigating strategies for the game leads to some remarkable and surprising ideas.

All are welcome to attend this public lecture, which will be accessible to audiences of all ages and levels of mathematical background.


5:00–6:00pm: Lecture in Colombo Theatre C, UNSW Sydney (map ref: B16)

6:00–7:00pm: Refreshments in Colombo foyer.

About the speaker
Imre Leader is a professor at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity College working in the field of Combinatorics.
He is also a celebrated mathematics communicator, whose talks focus on discovering the mathematical complexity that can underlie apparent simplicity.
In 1999, Imre was awarded the Junior Whitehead Prize for his contributions to Combinatorics. His research focuses on isoperimetric inequalities, extremal combinatorics, and Ramsey theory.
Imre is also known for his involvement with the International Mathematics Olympiad, and for his success as a champion Othello player.