Public Lecture

Games in the view of mathematics

Thurs 23 Nov 2017, 18h00 for 18h30 start
University of Strathclyde, McCance Building, Room MC301

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We are delighted to announce the free UTOPIAE Opening Training School Public Lecture. It will be delivered by Jörg Bewersdorff, noted author of Luck, Logic and White Lies, on Thursday 23rd November in the McCance Building room number 301.

The talk is titled “Games in the view of mathematics”:
The talk on a level of popular science gives an overview on the mathematics of games, especially games of chance. In history games of  chance inspired mathematicians like Cardano, Fermat, Pascal and the Bernoullis to look for laws of randomness. The mathematics of Monopoly and blackjack will be explained on the base of interactive presentations.

Afterwards there will be time for a question and answer session.

Please arrive at 18h00 for an 18h30 start. There will be refreshments available before and after the talk in the area outside the lecture theatre.

Jörg Bewersdorff is a German mathematician who is working as mathematics writer and game designer. After obtaining his Abitur from the Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium in Neuwied, Bewersdorff studied mathematics from 1975 to 1982 at the University of Bonn. In 1982 he submitted his diploma in mathematics in Bonn and in 1985 he received his doctorate there under the supervision of Günter Harder.

In 1985 Bewersdorff started a career as game designer. Since 1998 he is general manager of subsidiaries of the Gauselmann AG. He is author of four textbooks dealing with probability theory, mathematics of gambling, game theory, combinatorial game theory, Galois theory, mathematical statistics, JavaScript and object-orientated programming.