Applied Mathematics Colloquium **SPECIAL DAY/TIME**

Thursday October 24, 2013 4:15 PM

Shuffling Cards and Adding Numbers

Speaker: Persi Diaconis, Stanford University
Location: Annenberg 105

There is a surprising connection between the mathematics of shuffling cards (usual riffle shuffles) and the mathematics of 'carries' when numbers are added in the usual way. The connection helps in both directions and even suggests a new way of adding.

Series Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series

Contact: Sydney Garstang at x4555 sydney@caltech.edu