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Graduate Seminar

Emily Allen
Carnegie Mellon University
Title: Buffon's Needle Problem

Abstract: So, to follow up with Brian's talk, what else can we do with a needle? Answer: one of the first geometric probability proofs in mathematics. This talk will include a proof, a simulation to estimate the digits of pi, and a hoax!

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Wean Hall 8220
Submitted by:  Brian Kell