The Mathematics of SharingPosted on: 21/05/2018
Department News: Maths Trip
Speaker: Dr Ian Griffiths,
Andrew Wiles Building
University of Oxford
Dr Griffiths is a fellow of Lincoln College Oxford and a visiting lecturer at Princeton. He is also a member of the Royal Society. It was a delight to accompany a group of Year 12 student to the newly-opened Andrew Wiles building at the Radcliffe Observatory for a lecture on sharing fairly.
In the lecture, we examined the mathematics of fair division and secret sharing, highlighting the vital role it plays in society and our reliance on the discovery of new mathematical tools to ensure we can continue to share safely in the future.