Have you ever had to split something evenly between a group of people? Chances are that you have, and chances are that when you did, you didn’t use the laws of mathematics to ensure everyone’s complete and mathematically certain satisfaction. Because y’know, that’d be kind of weird. But what if you had? That’s exactly what this presentation looks to explore.

For my talk this semester, I will be discussing the idea of an envy-free cake division protocol. Or, to put it another way, a method of dividing a cake between n people such that every person is satisfied with the piece that they end up with. Is it possible? If it is, is there a single method that can be adopted to any number of people, or does the protocol have to change drastically? You’ll have to stick around to find out. Now, this might not sound like a particularly math heavy talk, and you’d be right. However, it does utilize a lot of the ideas found in mathematical proofs in a very fun and unique way, and I’m very excited to share it with you. See you Wednesday!