BAMA presents, absolutely free

RON GRAHAM who will be

Juggling Permutations of the Integers

At Santa Clara University
Recital Hall, Music and Dance Building

September 30, 1998, 7:30 pm

In a certain sense, the art of juggling is a physical realization of many of the principles that mathematicians and computer scientists know and love. These include the search for patterns, the design and analysis of appropriate algorithms, and the prospect of facing problems of unbounded difficulty. In particular, juggling is typically a very discrete activity, and as such, is governed by a rich family of combinatorial constraints. Recently, a new and unexpectedly simple way of describing juggling patterns has been discovered. This has led to a bewildering array of previously unknown patterns, as well as several new combinatorial theorems. In this talk we will describe these developments, and attempt to demonstrate some of these new tricks.

Ron Graham is Chief Scientist of AT&T Laboratories. He has been President of both the American Mathematical Society and the International Juggling Association. He is a world-renowned researcher in the very exciting mathematical area of combinatorics.


Ron will offer a short juggling clinic following the talk.


How to get to Santa Clara University:
101 From US Highway 101, take the De La Cruz Boulevard/Santa Clara exit and follow the signs to El Camino and the main campus entrance.
280 From I-280, take I-880 north toward Oakland to the Alameda exit. Turn left onto The Alameda (which becomes El Camino Real) to the main campus entrance.
880 From I-880, take the Alameda exit, travel north (The Alameda becomes El Camino Real) to the main campus entrance.



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