Introduction to Game Theory (with examples)

Speaker:  Nidhi Rathi

Date: 31st October 2017 (Tuesday)

Time: 09:15 pm – 10:15 pm

Venue: Lecture Hall I, Department of Mathematics

Abstract:

This talk is going to serve as an introductory session for Game Theory. I will touch upon some of its (many) basic yet interesting concepts. To begin with, I will introduce the Game of Life devised by the British mathematician John H. Conway in 1970. Moving on, I will talk about combinatorial Sperner’s lemma and its set covering analog, KKM lemma (they are both equivalent to Brouwer’s fixed point theorem). Time permitting, I would love to introduce The Game of Hex, invented independently by the mathematicians Piet Hein and John Nash.

Prerequisites: A curious mind 😛

Area: Game Theory

References:

1. Game Theory – Michael, Solan, Zamir
2. Algorithmic Game Theory – Nisan, Roughgarden et al
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