"Mathematics & Magic Tricks", a talk by P. Diaconis, Stanford University

19 Mai 2014

"Sometimes the way a magic trick works is just as amazing as the trick itself. I will illustrate by performing (and explaining) some tricks where the math has connections to secret codes, DNA fragments, breaking and entering and much else. Variyng the trick leads to the edge of what we know. This is a talk aimed at a general audience (but beware, there is some real math in it."

P. Diaconis