All the mathematicians in Year 11-13 had the opportunity to hear a lecture from Rob Eastaway. He is an English author who is active in the popularisation of mathematics and was awarded the Zeeman medal in 2017 for excellence in the promotion of maths.
You must remember the old rock paper scissors game right? Well what if we told you that there is a strategy out there, that will make sure that you win against your opponent all the time. How? It’s the concept of “Game Theory”. Do you choose to be nice or nasty?
The lecture was very interactive as we played some games, to understand the idea of Game Theory in the mathematical concept using probabilities.