1/27/16 – A. Havens: A Pair of Conway’s Games, with a Topological Flavor

The UMass undergraduate Math Club will meet this Wednesday, 1/27, 5-6pm in LGRT 1634. This week, UMass grad student Andrew Havens will describe a pair of pencil and paper 2 player games, which will be a proxy for learning a little combinatorial game theory and topology. Participation is encouraged, as we will play the games to uncover their secrets. This meeting will be accessible to students of any level, and presumes no familiarity with either topology or game theory.

Pizza and soda will be provided!

Welcome to the Math Club Blog!

Happy spring semester! The Math Club will meet each Wednesday at 5 pm somewhere in the Lederle tower (usually 1528 or 1634), starting next week, January 27th.  Typically, graduate students and undergraduates give talks on interesting topics in mathematics.  Talks may survey an area of research, discuss an interesting theorem or proof, introduce a subfield in an accessible way, or explain curiosities.

Anyone is welcome to come, even if you are not a math major.  Just bring yourself and enthusiasm for interesting mathematics, and refreshments are provided!

Announcements of upcoming talks can be found here!