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Pete Winkler
Dartmouth College

Thursday, April 6, 2006
L01 Carson Hall, 4 pm
Tea 3:30 pm, Math Lounge

Abstract: How far can a stack of n bricks hang over the edge of a table? It took 5 mathematicians (Mike Paterson, Yuval Peres, Mikkel Thorup, Uri Zwick and the speaker) to solve this classic problem---and the answer is not what most people thought. Undergraduates are especially encouraged to attend.

This talk will be accessible to undergraduates.