From Games to Game Theory

Christmas meeting

From Games to Game Theory

Saturday 9 December 2017 (All day)
Birmingham and Midlands Institute

Our annual Xmas meeting at the Birmingham and Midland Institue in central Birmingham (see attached document for travel information).

Booking is now open via Eventbrite, here.  If you haven’t used Eventbrite before, please note that it is necessary to “sign in” to their system before it will let you book.  This is always a well-supported and enjoyable day.  Please do consider attending.

The day will trace concepts of chance from the fifteenth century to their formulation into a sophisticated, important and evolving theory in the twenty first. Speakers are: David Singmaster, Fenny Smith, Tony Mann, Norman Biggs, Herve Moulin and Bernhard Stengel. Draft programme below

As is customary, we seek two members who would be prepared to give a short 20 mins paper, this year on the subject “topic”.  Please let Richard Simpson know by the end of October at the latest.

Draft Programme:

10.00: Registration and coffee

10.30: Philip Beeley ‘Introduction’

10.35: David Singmaster ‘The Unexpected Utility of Recreational Mathematics’

11.15: Coffee

11.35: Fenny Smith ‘Early Concepts of Probability as Illustrated in Late 15th C works on Commercial Arithmetic.’

12.15: Norman Biggs ‘Game, Set and Match.’

12.55: lunch

2.00: Members’ papers (if received)

2.40: Herve Moulin ‘The subplot of Cooperative Game Theory’

3.20: tea

3.40: Tony Mann ‘The Prisoner’s Dilemma: from Paradox to Powerful Tool.’

4.20: Bernhard von Stengel ‘Game Theory in the Last Half Century’

5.00 close