Posts

Feb 15, 2016
Rock paper scissors lizard spock tournament (2016 edition)
This post is a brief repetition of this post from last year detailing results from the 16 person knock out Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock tournament we played the other day.
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Feb 4, 2016
Playing against a mixed strategy in class
This post mirrors this post from last year in which I described how my students and I played against various mixed strategies in a modified version of matching pennies.
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Feb 1, 2016
Introducing Game Theory to my class
Here is a blog post that mirrors this post from two years ago and this post from last year.
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Jan 27, 2016
University of Namibia Mathematics Summer School
I am writing this post just after two extraordinary weeks in Namibia. This is a quick personal reflection of what has been an awesome experience. As part of Cardiff University’s Phoenix Project, Martin Mugochi, Rob Wilson and I with Cardiff PhD students Geraint Palmer and Alex MacKay worked with the University of Namibia’s faculty of Mathematics to deliver a two week summer school.
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Dec 15, 2015
The Dilemma of giving Christmas Gifts
This post gives a game theoretic explanation as to why we exchange gifts. On twitter @alexip tweeted “‘Let’s agree not to give each other presents for Christmas’ is just another case of the prisoner’s dilemma #gametheory”. This post builds on that and investigates the premise fully in an evolutionary context investigating different values of how good it feels to give and receive a gift :)
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