“The Mathematics of Solitaire”

The Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics welcomes Persi Diaconis to keynote the second annual Elizabeth S. Meckes Memorial Lecture on Friday, April 5, at 12:45 p.m.  

Diaconis, a professor of statistics at Stanford University, will give a lecture on “The Mathematics of Solitaire” where he will explain how a “simple solitaire” can do the math, which surprisingly, has links to some of the deepest corners of modern probability—random matrix theory—and the work of Elizabeth Meckes. 

Get the details and make plans to attend or livestream the lecture.