Seminars & Events
Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in Boehm Hall 260
Ninth Annual Thomas Pirnot Lecture in Mathematics
"The Joy of SET®: The Mathematics In a Card Game"
Dr. Elizabeth McMahon and Dr. Gary Gordon, Lafayette College
The card game SET® is played with a special deck of 81 cards. There is quite a lot of mathematics that can be explored using the game. We’ll look at questions in combinatorics, probability, linear algebra, and especially geometry. The deck is an excellent model for a 4-dimensional finite affine geometry. If you’d like some practice before the talk, go to www.setgame.com for the rules and a Daily Puzzle.
Meets weekly during the semester; come as often as you can!
The most recent Mugridge Symposium was held April 21, 2016.
April 23, 2016 - Kutztown University
April 10 & 11, 2015 - Kutztown University
Student Mathematical Competitions and Clubs are listed on the Student Opportunities page.