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From UCB-Math275 to the Portuguese Conspiracy (and Cats & Dogs)

Workshop on Combinatorial Games, in honor of Elwyn Berlekamp's 75th Birthday November 01, 2015 - November 02, 2015

November 02, 2015 (10:45 AM PST - 11:30 AM PST)
Speaker(s): Jorge Nuno Silva (University of Lisbon)
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
  • general game theory

  • history of game theory

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As a graduate student at UCB in the early 1990s, I attended Math275 - Combinatorial Game Theory. I will try to share with the audience how striking it was for me, and likely for others, to attend Elwyn Berlekamp's classes.

I will also show how the seed planted at that moment grew in Portugal, years later

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