University of Birmingham > Talks@bham > Combinatorics and Probability Seminar > The Namer-Claimer game

## The Namer-Claimer gameAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Ben Barber, University of Bristol
- Thursday 29 November 2018, 15:00-16:00
- Watson LTB.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Johannes Carmesin. Consider the following game played by two players, Namer and Claimer, on the board [n]. In each round, Namer names a forbidden distance d, then Claimer claims a subset of [n] not containing two points at distance d. The game ends once Claimer has claimed all of [n]; Claimer wants this to happen as fast as possible, and Namer wants to delay it. How long is the game with optimal play from each side? The answer reveals a surprising connection with arithmetic Ramsey theory. This talk is part of the Combinatorics and Probability Seminar series. ## This talk is included in these lists:Note that ex-directory lists are not shown. |
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