Cutting up Spaces

Start: 10/22/2014 - 4:15pm
End  : 10/22/2014 - 5:15pm


Matthew Stamps, KTH Royal Institute of Technology


At a party, one of Jane’s friends cuts a pizza into 10 pieces using 4 straight cuts such that each pair of cuts intersect somewhere in the interior of the pizza. Without seeing the pizza Jane says “Hmm three of the cuts must have gone through a single point.” How did she come to this conclusion? Come to my talk and find out! I’ll present a whole collection of problems centered around spaces which have been cut up by others.

Freeburg Forum, Kravis Center (LC 62), Claremont McKenna College

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