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Future Meetings

The Mathematics of Networks and Maps, together with Pub Quiz and Pizza

Venue: Cardiff University School of Mathematics
Speaker: Dr Rhyd Lewis, Cardiff University
Date: Wednesday, 13 December 2017 at 17:30 - 21:00

The next SWORDS meeting of the 2017-2018 programme is scheduled for Wednesday the 13th of December 2017. The meeting will be held at the School of Mathematics, Cardiff University. There will be drinks available from 5.15pm in room M/1.04 on the first floor in the School of Mathematics. The talk will commence at 5.45pm in room E/0.15 (ground floor). This will be followed by a quiz and food (pizza) in room M/1.02.

There is a charge for the social of £5 for OR Society members and £10 for others (partners are welcome). We need to know in advance who is coming so please let me know asap if you wish to attend. Also let me know if you have any dietary requirements.

Please contact Jonathan Thompson, tel: 029-20875524

E-Mail: ThompsonJM1@cardiff.ac.uk

Abstract

How do satnavs find the quickest route from one town to another? What’s the most efficient way to visit the best pubs in the UK? Is it true that all living things in the world are six or fewer degrees of separation away from each other? In this talk I will shows, pictorially, how the many problems in everyday life can be modelled as networks: from the colouring of maps to the way Facebook makes friend recommendations.