Mathematical Puzzles for Illumination and Inspiration
Mathematical puzzles can entertain us, surprise us, and reveal amazing mathematical truths. We’ll talk about some remarkable puzzles: how to understand them, how to solve them, and what they tell us about the world and ourselves. Our findings will be transferable to all disciplines of mathematics as well as real-world applications.
Peter Winkler is William Morrill Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Dartmouth and is currently serving as Visiting Distinguished Professor of the Public Dissemination of Mathematics at the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City. He is the author of 160 research papers, a dozen patents, two books of mathematical puzzles, and he is working on a third.