Math for Everyone Series: Combinatorics and Card Tricks


Location: 105 Jordan Hall of Science

Sami Assaf

Sami Assaf
Gabilian Assistant Professor of Mathematics
University of Southern California

Many people believe mathematics to be a magical subject, but few realize that magic can be mathematical as well. In this talk, Notre Dame alumna Sami Assaf will demonstrate three magical card tricks that arrise from combinatorics. She will unravel the tricks adn the mathematics behind them to discover why they work and why mathematics is a magically wonderful subject to study.



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