Division of Science





Department of Mathematics
The City College of New York
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New York, NY 10031

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Math Club

All talks

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 12:30PM, NAC 4113

    Everyone (CCNY Math Club), Math Club Social

    Come out and meet folks interested in math.

    There will be food and refreshments!

  • Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 07:35AM, NAC 4113

    Lou Marinoff (City College ), Professor of Philosophy

    In 1946, John von Neumann and Oscar Morgenstern created a new branch of mathematics with the publication of their Theory of Games and Economic Behavior. Among other things, the book provides analyses of rational choice in situations of risk or conflict of interest. Yet the authors also admit that “there is no satisfactory treatment of the question of rationality.”

    This talk will explain why rationality cannot be satisfactorily treated. It presents a classic model of rational choice, the Prisoner’s Dilemma, and well as a derivative model, namely Newcomb’s problem. The talk will illustrate the richness and applicability of these models. It will also enlist the audience in real-time experiments that demonstrate inevitable divergencies of rational choice.

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  • Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 12:30PM, NAC 4113

    Ethan Akin (City College), Professor of Mathematics

    We are familiar with the idea that with interest rate r the discount at time t is exp(-rt). I will explain why this actually doesn't work and describe what interest on money means.

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  • Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 12:30PM, NAC 4113

    Dr. McCloskey, Technical Director of the Mathematics Research Group (The National Security Agency), The National Security Agency: Job Opportunities and Research Problems in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

    Joe McCloskey is a career NSA mathematician. His informal talk will describe current job opportunities at the NSA in mathematics, statistics and computer science. He will also discuss some of the technical challenges and problems that exist at the NSA, and then describe some of the interesting problems that he has worked on during his career.

  • Friday, October 03, 2008, 11:00AM, 6/270 NAC

    Professor Applegate, Informal Putnam Preparation

    While this is not formally a Math Club event, it will definitely be of interest to many of you.

    The Putnam is a math competition. For more info checkout: http://math.scu.edu/putnam/

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