Mathematics Department


Upcoming Seminar

September 7, 4:40 PM in Physics 123

Most Thursday afternoons during the academic year, the Reed College Department of Mathematics hosts a math talk. The talks are directed to our mathematics majors but are usually accessible on a variety of levels. Refreshments are served before the talks.

2017-18 Schedule


4:40-5:30pm in Physics 123 (unless marked otherwise). Directions to Reed.

Aug 31Meeting with majors
Sept 7
Sept 14How to Win the Lottery
David Roe, Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh
From 2005 through 2012, three groups in Massachusetts earned millions of dollars playing a lottery game called Cash Winfall.  I'll describe how the game worked, explain why it was exploitable, give connections with projective geometry and share stories from my participation in one of the pools.  You'll also learn why almost every other lottery is not worth playing.
Sept 21
Sept 28Naiomi Cameron, Lewis & Clark College
Oct 5Emily Riehl, Johns Hopkins University
Oct 12Christine Escher, Oregon State University
Oct 19Fall Break
Oct 26Ben Williams, University of British Columbia
Nov 2Mariana Smit Vega Garcia, University of Washington
Nov 9
Nov 16
Nov 23Thanksgiving Break
Nov 30


4:40-5:30pm in Eliot 314 (unless marked otherwise). Directions to Reed.

Jan 25
Feb 1
Feb 8
Feb 15
Feb 22
Mar 1
Mar 8
Mar 15Spring Break
Mar 22
Mar 29
Apr 5
Apr 12
Apr 19
Apr 26

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