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6 June 2017: David Cushing presents “Mathematics and Card Tricks”

Time and Location:

14:00 in CM107 (Durham)

David will present a one hour lecture on a couple of card tricks and the mathematical ideas behind them. First he will investigate the De Brujin sequences (which are used in coding theory) and then he will look at what happens mathematically when a deck is shuffled and how we can use this structure to our advantage in a trick. The second hour will be a workshop for those who want to stay and to become familiar with putting these ideas into practice. There will be lots of packs of cards for people to learn some maths based tricks.

This is also part of the “Post Exam Activities” of Durham Department of Mathematical Sciences but everybody interested is welcome.