Collaborative Game Mosaics, by Xiaoyun Gong ’21, Math Major

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Date Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Time 2:10 pm to 2:30 pm

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Imagine two players are playing a strategy board game. With one player holding black stones and the other player holding white stones, they take turns to place their pieces. After a while, they start to recognize some patterns. With three colors in front of them, black, white, and the color of the game board, they are curious about if they can form a recognizable image. Instead of playing the game to win, they start to collaborate with each other to form a mosaic. Later, they invite more players and provide them their own stones in different shades of gray.

The goal of this project is to use mathematical optimization techniques to design mosaics that simultaneously resemble well-known images and look like the current state of a board game like Gomoku or something that could be played on a Go board or chess board.

Please contact mathematics@oberlin.edu for the Zoom link to this event.

Sponsored by the Mathematics Honors Lecture Series

Event Contact

Terri Pleska, Administrative Assstant 440-775-8380