Quest Lecture Series: Mathematics Through Interesting Problems: The Königsberg Bridge

Join us for our free, virtual Quest Lecture Series:

Networks describe relationships and are currently used to answer many different kinds of questions.  Many of these questions are about optimizing, for example, marketing (what audience do we target?), vaccinations (what populations ensure the greatest coverage?), while others are about paths through the network, for example, racism and misconduct in police forces, how ideas are spread (e.g. the Arab Spring).  The mathematical structure of a network has its origin in 18th century Prussia, where the gentry used to take long strolls through the city and across the many bridges in town.
Asia Matthews will share some of the histories of this problem with you, and you’ll get a chance to draw out a fundamental mathematical truth.  Make sure to have a pencil and paper ready!

Presenter: Asia Matthews

How to attend Quest Lectures?
Join us on Zoom on April 21 at 7 pm – no registration required:
Passcode: 571692

The event will also be live-streamed on Facebook.

Upcoming Quest Lectures:
May 19: Darcy Otto (philosophy and computer science) – TBC

The Quest Lecture Series is brought to you by the Squamish Public Library, Whistler Public Library, Pemberton and District Public Library, and Quest University Canda.

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