Student Talk Series: Pamela Gorkin, Bucknell University; October 23rd @ noon, Olin 268


Title: The World’s Greatest Game

Abstract: Analogy pervades all our thinking, our everyday speech and our trivial conclusions as well as artistic ways of expression and the highest scientific achievements.” This quote, from George Pòlya, is from his book, “How to Solve It”. If you have a problem that you want to solve, this is the book and, possibly, the talk for you. We’ll follow Pòlya’s four-step method as we discuss questions from different areas: probability, geometry and life and, as a plus, we’ll learn to visualize something people often think is imaginary.

Bio: Pamela Gorkin is a Professor in the Mathematics Department here at Bucknell.

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