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Graduate Seminar

Brian Kell
Carnegie Mellon University
Title: Magic Squares and Magic Hexagons

Abstract: A magic square is an arrangement of the numbers 1, 2, ..., n^2 in an n-by-n square so that the sum of the numbers in every row, every column, and both long diagonals is the same. I will talk briefly about the history of magic squares and present some methods to construct them. Then I will consider an extension of the idea to magic hexagons, culminating in a surprising result.

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Wean Hall 8220
Submitted by:  Brian Kell