Winkler to Speak on Stacking Bricks & Stoning Crows

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Peter M. Winkler, Dartmouth College, will deliver a MAA Invited Address on Tuesday, January 6, 2009, 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.. He will speak on Stacking Bricks and Stoning Crows. This lecture will be held in Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott Wardman Park.

microphoneListen to Peter Winkler's talk with MAA Editorial Assistant Ryan Miller about his address.

Peter Winkler is Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, and Albert Bradley Third Century Professor in the Sciences, at Dartmouth. A winner of the Mathematical Association of America's Lester R. Ford Award for mathematical exposition, Dr. Winkler is the author of about 135 mathematical research papers and holds a dozen patents in computing, cryptology, holography, optical networking and marine navigation. His research is primarily in combinatorics, probability, and the theory of computing, with forays into statistical physics.

Prof. Winkler is the author of two books of mathematical puzzles, and a half-dozen compositions for ragtime piano. In some circles, he is best known as the inventor of cryptologic techniques for the game of bridge---the subject of a forthcoming book.

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