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Marden Special Topics Seminar: Prof. Caroline Klivans

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Mathematics of Chip-Firing

Caroline Klivans
Professor of Applied Mathematics, Deputy Director of ICERM

Brown University

Chip-firing processes are discrete dynamical systems. A commodity (chips, sand, dollars) is exchanged between sites of a network according to simple local rules. Although governed by local rules, the long-term global behavior of the system reveals unexpected properties, including intricate fractal-like patterns. In this talk, I will give a broad survey of the theory of chip-firing, highlighting both classical results and recent advances.


April 4
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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EMS Building, EMS E495
3200 Cramer St
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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