SIAM Student Chapter Seminar

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  • When: Most Friday at 11:30 am (see e-mail)
  • Where: 901 Van Vleck Hall
  • Organizers: Xiao Shen
  • To join the SIAM Chapter mailing list: email [] website.

Fall 2019

date speaker title
Sept. 27, Oct. 4 Xiao Shen (Math) The corner growth model
Oct. 11 (No seminar)


Sep 27: Xiao Shen (Math)

The corner growth model

Imagine there is an arbitrary amount of donuts attached to the integer points of Z^2. The goal is to pick an optimal up-right path which allows you to eat as much donuts as possible along the way. We will look at some basic combinatorial observations, and how specific probability distribution would help us to study this model.