Math Encounters: "Come Sail Away: Math for the Cruise Director" with Penny Haxell (4:00 pm)
A cruise director is responsible for arranging all social events on a ship. How can the passengers be split into harmonious groups for dinner seatings and excursions? What’s a good way to assign partners for an evening of tango lessons? Come help the cruise director use graph theory to make arrangements such as these — you might even become part of a human computer! Special introduction by Peter Winkler, MoMath's Distinguished Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics.
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Light refreshments will be served after the 4:00 pm session and at 6:30 pm in advance of the second session.
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