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Party hard! The maths of connections

Date: 
Saturday 23rd March 2013 - 11:00 to 12:00
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 
How many guests need to come to a party, to guarantee that at least five of them either all know each other or are mutual strangers? Join Dr Colva Roney-Dougal see some unexpected applications of the maths behind this still-unsolved problem, from modelling flu epidemics to galaxy formation.
Presentation Material: 
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons