Hello all! For my 45 minute talk I will be talking about the game, Lights Out, and different forms of the game. Lights Out is usually played on a 5×5 grid, with 25 buttons. And pressing a button, will toggle nearby lights. The goal of the game is simple, right? To get all the lights off! Instead of pressing random buttons, and hoping your lucky, we will take a much more mathematical approach to this game.

We will explore how to solve different sizes of the board, and look more into the question of, “If given any board, can we truly solve it?” To find out if the creators of Lights Out are truly evil, and would force you to solve an unsolvable board, you will have to wait till Wednesday! Hope to see you there!