by cherven | Apr 30, 2021 | MathSeminars_new, Spring 2021

An origami construction that allows us to trisect an angle, a key functionality needed to construct the cube root of a length and construct a solution to the cube doubling problem. As a child, I was, for a very long time, quite interested in the art of origami...
by cherven | Apr 1, 2020 | MathSeminars_new, Spring 2020

Byzantine Generals with Alternate Possibilities Byzantine Consensus with Alternate Possibilities Imagine several troupes of Byzantine soldiers stationed outside various corners of an enemy city–their generals need to agree via messenger whether to attack or retreat,...
by cherven | Nov 2, 2019 | Fall 2019, Math Seminar

On Wednesday, November 6th, I will be presenting upon the mathematics behind the ever-so-frustrating practice of fight overbooking. What is overbooking? It’s when an airline accepts more bookings for a flight than seats on the plane to ensure maximum revenue...