Joint Pure Math and C&O Colloquium

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Michael Szestopalow, Combinatorics & Optimization, University of Waterloo

"Brouwer and Sperner’s Bogus Journey"

Abstract: In the award-winning “Brouwer and Sperner’s Excellent Adventure”, Michael and Michael discussed the connection between Brouwer’s Fixed Point Theorem and Sperner’s Lemma. In this long-awaited sequel, Michael will discuss some applications of Sperner’s Lemma; in particular, Michael will consider cake-cutting and the fundamental theorem of algebra.

MC 5501