Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Math Club


Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Time:  5:30 - 6:30 p.m Place: Jeffery Hall 118

Speaker:  Jamie Mingo (Queen's University)

Title:  Random Walks and a Truncation of Pascal's Triangle.

Abstract: Pascal's triangle has long been used for counting combinatorial objects like random walks. A random walk means that we move on some kind of grid and at each tick of the clock we take a step in a random direction.

We will see how we can use a truncation of Pascal's triangle to count walks that return their starting point on some high dimensional trees. We shall also see how this can be done in fractional dimensions.