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Math Club
The Probabilistic Method
Sean Li (UConn)

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
5:30pm – 6:35pm

Storrs Campus
Monteith 214

The probabilistic method is a technique for showing a mathematical object exists by considering a construction like it at random and showing the random construction has a positive probability of being the type of object you seek. The positive probability tells us the object has to exist, because if it did not exist then it could not have a positive probability of occurring. Examples of the probabilistic method will be shown from combinatorics and geometry.

Note: Free refreshments. The talk starts at 5:45.


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