Professor Donald Knuth's 22nd Annual Christmas Lecture: Hamiltonian Paths in Antiquity

Thursday, December 8, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
NVIDIA Auditorium

Stanford students, faculty, staff, public are welcome!

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You are cordially invited to attend the 22nd annual Christmas Tree lecture given by Donald Knuth, Stanford emeritus professor, and author of "The Art of Computer Programming".

This year's program will be on William Rowan Hamilton, celebrated nineteenth century Irish mathematician and scientist who invented the Icosian Game, which involves finding a route through all points of a network without retracing your steps. In his talk, Knuth will explore “Hamiltonian Paths” both in antiquity and in more recent times, and what Knuth describes is, “perhaps the oldest nontrivial combinatorial problem in the history of civilization”.

Thanks to new virtual reality recording technology, viewers from around the world will be able to experience legendary Stanford computer scientist Donald Knuth’s 22nd annual Christmas Tree Lecture as if they were taking a seat in the auditorium. Read "More Info" for details!

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