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Workshop on Combinatorial Games, in honor of Elwyn Berlekamp's 75th Birthday November 01, 2015 - November 02, 2015
Registration Deadline: November 02, 2015 about 4 years ago
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Atrium
Organizers David Eisenbud (MSRI - Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), LEAD Richard Guy (University of Calgary), Thane Plambeck (Counterwave, Inc.), Aaron Siegel (Airbnb)
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A two-day workshop with research-level talks on combinatorial game theory, one of the fields to which Elwyn Berlekamp has made enormous contributions.  
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Secondary Mathematics Subject Classification No Secondary AMS MSC
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Nov 01, 2015
Sunday
09:15 AM - 09:30 AM
  Introduction
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Break
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
  Polyomino Update
Solomon Golomb (University of Southern California)
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  Games For Arbitrarily Fat Rats
Aviezri Fraenkel (Weizmann Institute of Science)
12:15 PM - 01:30 PM
  Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:15 PM
  Geometric Nim endgames & other misere mysteries
Thane Plambeck (Counterwave, Inc.)
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM
  Intro to the Disjunctive Sum Tournament
02:45 PM - 05:15 PM
  Afternoon tea and early rounds of tournament
Nov 02, 2015
Monday
09:30 AM - 10:15 AM
  Nothing Goes Exactly as Planned
David Wolfe (QRAcorp)
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Break
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
  From UCB-Math275 to the Portuguese Conspiracy (and Cats & Dogs)
Jorge Nuno Silva (University of Lisbon)
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  Memgames
Aaron Siegel (Airbnb)
12:15 PM - 01:30 PM
  Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:15 PM
  Additive Combinatorial Games: From Z to A
Richard Nowakowski (Dalhousie University)
02:15 PM - 05:15 PM
  Afternoon tea and tournament finals