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Mathemalchemy,
a minicourse with Ingrid Daubechies:
"Error correcting codes"

Monday, October 16 at 6:30 pm

(in person)

We start by playing a game: you pick an arbitrary number between 1 and 16 that I will have to guess.  You have 7 cards, on each of which the numbers 1 through 16 are printed, 8 of them on the yellow front and 8 on the green back.  For each card, I ask whether your special number is on the yellow side or the green side, and you answer — but not necessarily truthfully!  You can choose to lie or not, but at most once.  At the end, I tell you not only your number, but also whether you lied or not, and for which card!  We will first play the game, and then see why it works.  Underlying this game is an error correcting code that is illustrated on the Cryptography quilt in the Mathemalchemy installation.

When
October 16, 2023 6:30 pm   through   7:30 pm
Location
National Museum of Mathematics
11 E. 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
United States
Contact
Phone: 212-542-0566
Email:
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee (special pricing)
Math on the House special pricing (limited qty) $ 0.00
Single session $ 10.00
Single session plus donation $ 20.00
Single session for families with financial need (limited qty) $ 0.00
MoMath member $ 0.00
MoMath guest $ 0.00
Credit/Transfer $ 0.00

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