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).

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. See attached programme for full speaker details.


10.00: Registration downstairs in the John Lee Theatre and Coffee upstairs in the BMI Coffee Lounge

10.30: Welcome by Philip Beeley, BSHM President

10.35: David Singmaster ‘The Unexpected Utility of Recreational Mathematics

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

11.55: Norman Biggs ‘Game, Set and Match.

12.35-13.45: Lunch

13.45: Two short BSHM members' talks

14.25: Herve Moulin ‘The subplot of Cooperative Game Theory

15.05: Tea

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

1600: Bernhard von Stengel ‘Game Theory in the Last Half Century’

17.00: Expected finish for the day

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.)

Fee £25 for BSHM/BMI members (£35 for non-members) and £15 for under-25years: this includes coffee/tea and a good standard buffet-style lunch.

Organiser: Richard Simpson, BSHM (bshm1 "at"