Workshop
Registration Deadline:  October 22, 2019 almost 5 years ago 

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Location:  SLMath: Eisenbud Auditorium, Atrium 
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 Michael Fisher (West Chester University)
 Melissa Huggan (Toronto Metropolitan University)
 Svenja Huntemann (Carleton University)
 Urban Larsson (National University of Singapore)
 Neil McKay (University of New Brunswick)
 Richard Nowakowski (Dalhousie University)
 Thane Plambeck (Counterwave, Inc.)
 Carlos Santos (CEAFELUniversity of Lisbon)
 Aaron Siegel (Airbnb)
 David Wolfe (QRAcorp)
Elwyn Berlekamp (19372019) was a pioneering contributor to combinatorial game theory, greatly advancing the subject over the course of a more than fivedecade career. Along with his coauthors, John Conway and Richard Guy, Berlekamp invented the modern form of the theory, with the publication of Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays in 1982. His later work substantially advanced our understanding of the mathematical structure of wellknown games such as Go, Amazons, and DotsandBoxes. More information about his life can be found at www.msri.org/elwyn.
This workshop will be an informal twoday miniconference honoring Berlekamp's work and the subject he helped create. The event will consist of talks, afternoon workshops, and a combinatorial games tournament.
Monday, October 21
9:00 AM  12:30 PM  Presenter talks (schedule TBD)
12:30 PM  2:00 PM  Lunch break
2:00 PM  4:30 PM  Combinatorial games tournament
4:30 PM  5:30 PM  TBD: Workshop session [or reception]
Tuesday, October 22
9:00 AM  12:30 PM  Presenter talks (schedule TBD)
12:30 PM  1:30 PM  Lunch break
1:30 PM  5:30 PM  Workshop session
About the Subject
Combinatorial game theory is the study of twoplayer games with no hidden information and no chance elements. The theory assigns algebraic values to positions in such games and seeks to quantify the algebraic and combinatorial structure of their interactions. Its modern form was introduced in 1982 with the publication of Winning Ways by Berlekamp, Conway, and Guy (as mentioned above), and interest has rapidly increased over the ensuing thirtyfive years. Still in its comparative infancy, combinatorial game theory continues to be an active area of study, and it has drawn interest from researchers in fields as diverse as commutative algebra, computational complexity, combinatorial number theory, and professional Go.
The workshop is supported with the generous assistance of the Elwyn and Jennifer Berlekamp Foundation.
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Oct 21, 2019 Monday 



Oct 22, 2019 Tuesday 
