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HalloweeM 42: WeeM, The Universe, and Everything

October 26 – 29, 2017

Program Details*

Title

The Mathematics Behind TV Game Shows

Description

Countless people dream of being asked to “Come On Down!” and/or to spin the wheel and buy a vowel. But, just because one gets picked to play on a game show doesn’t mean he or she wins that new car or all that money! As it turns out, many successful game show winners have more than luck on their side: they have math! This talk will demonstrate how mathematical knowledge can help a contestant on game shows maximize their winning potential.

Presenter’s Name

Anthony DeLegge

Presenter’s Website

http://www.ben.edu/college-of-science/people/delegge.cfm

Presenter’s Bio

Anthony DeLegge, Ph.D, is an associate professor of mathematics at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. His research interests include modeling the spread of disease through a population along with ways to slow or stop the spread and games and probability. He is also a huge game show fan, and got to fulfill a lifelong dream by being a contestant on the game shows Wheel of Fortune and The Chase.

*Note: The information above is a draft provided by the presenter and may be different in the WeeM Booklet.


Deadlines

  • Registration - Discounts for advanced registration are available through October 12th. (Note: Full payment is required by the appropriate deadline to qualify for any discount).
  • Excursions - Sign up for either of the Excursions before October 12th. Since space is limited, the deadline may move up depending upon demand.
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