Faculty Colloquium: Kathryn Nyman

Please join us on Friday, November 30th, at 3 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge for our eighth Faculty Colloquium of this semester.

Presenter: Kathryn Nyman, Associate Professor of Mathematics Kathryn Nyman

Title: How to Get Your Fair Share: Cutting Cakes, Splitting the Rent, and (Friendly) Mathematics

Abstract: A friend approached my collaborator. He and a group of classmates were renting a house. How could they divide the rent fairly so that everyone was satisfied with the price they paid for their room? Whether dealing with property, inheritance, revenue, or taxes, the question of how to divide goods (or “bads”) fairly among a group of people is a ubiquitous problem. We look at elegant ways in which mathematics can assist in keeping family harmony while splitting the leftover pumpkin pie (and more).

Students are welcome and coffee and treats will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there.

Bill Kelm and Daniel Rouslin
Faculty Colloquium Coordinators