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ZACHARY WINKELER, ESP Teacher




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Past Classes

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M698: How to Win at (Some) Games in Rainstorm Spring 2021 (May. 15 - 16, 2021)
I want to give a talk about how to win at games in general, but it turns out that games are hard. Instead, I'll be talking about a very specific subset of games called "impartial games". These games are much easier to analyze, but are by no means trivial. Our goal will be to come up with a strategy to beat any impartial game. Along the way, we'll do some weird math like "playing tic-tac-toe with only X's" and "accidentally drawing a Sierpiński triangle on a chess board".


M699: How to Win at (Some More) Games in Rainstorm Spring 2021 (May. 15 - 16, 2021)
I want to give a talk about how to win at games in general, but it turns out that games are hard. Instead, I'll be talking about a very specific subset of games called "partizan combinatorial games". These games have very simple rules, but analyzing them involves some unexpectedly deep math. We'll draw some pictures, turn those pictures into numbers, and make sense of things like infinitesimals, surreal numbers, and whatever an "infinite beanstalk" is.


M554: How to Win at (Some) Games in Rainstorm Fall 2020 (Dec. 05 - 06, 2020)
I want to give a talk about how to win at games in general, but it turns out that games are hard. Instead, I'll be talking about a very specific subset of games called "impartial games". These games are much easier to analyze, but are by no means trivial. Our goal will be to come up with a strategy to beat any impartial game. Along the way, we'll do some weird math like "playing tic-tac-toe with only X's" and "accidentally drawing a Sierpiński triangle on a chess board".