Math Encounters: "Fair Division: How to Cut Cakes (and other things) Fairly" with Francis Su (7:00 pm)

The classic question "How can we cut a cake fairly?" has been around since antiquity, but what happens when mathematicians and economists focus on the situation?  Is there always a way to divide things fairly?  Join Harvey Mudd Professor of Mathematics Francis Su as he shares envy-free (and tasty!) solutions to this very human problem.

Special introduction by Andy Niedermaier, Jane Street Capital.

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Math Encounters is a public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, presented by the Simons Foundation and the National Museum of Mathematics.

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Please note, this presentation is designed to be accessible and engaging to a general audience. As a rule of thumb, it would be best enjoyed by participants ages 12 and up.

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November 1st, 2017 7:00 PM   through   8:30 PM
National Museum of Mathematics
11 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: (212) 542-0566