This will be a talk on April 30, 2013 for a joint meeting of the Yeshiva University Mathematics Club and the Yeshiva University Philosophy Club. The event will take place in 5:45 pm in Furst Hall, on the corner of Amsterdam Ave. and 185th St.
Abstract. I will give a general introduction to the theory of infinite games, suitable for mathematicians and philosophers. What does it mean to play an infinitely long game? What does it mean to have a winning strategy for such a game? Is there any reason to think that every game should have a winning strategy for one player or another? Could there be a game, such that neither player has a way to force a win? Must every computable game have a computable winning strategy? I will present several game paradoxes and example infinitary games, including an infinitary version of the game of Nim, and several examples from infinite chess.
NYlogic entry | Yeshiva University | Infinite chess | Video
Is this event (and/or similar events listed through NYLogic) open to the public, or only to Yeshiva University students?
Events listed on nylogic.org are generally open to the public. This talk will be held at Yeshiva University, and I am given to understand from the organizers that the public is welcome.