Department of Mathematics

Student GAUSS Seminar

  •  Christopher Potvin, MSU
  •  Escapism in Math: The Mathematics of Escapes
  •  11/02/2022
  •  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  •  C517 Wells Hall
  •  Chris David Stclair (

Abstract: There comes a time in every mathematician's life when they are detained by an evil dictator or warden with a soft spot for riddles. Fortunately for us, these riddles are often rooted in simple mathematics. This talk will prepare you for that inevitable occurrence by going over the mathematics involved in several prominent riddles. Along the way, we'll pick up some tricks of the trade that you can use when facing a logic puzzle to make an escape of your own.



Department of Mathematics
Michigan State University
619 Red Cedar Road
C212 Wells Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824

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