SCU Mathematics Colloquium Series Schedule

Spring 2005

**April 19th**Ruchira Datta, GoogleTitle: Universality of Nash Equilibria

Abstract: Every real algebraic variety is isomorphic to the set of totally mixed Nash equilibria of some three-person game, and also to the set of totally mixed Nash equilibria of an N-person game in which each player has two pure strategies. From the Nash-Tognoli Theorem it follows that every compact differentiable manifold can be encoded as the set of totally mixed Nash equilibria of some game.

**April 26th**Peter Winkler, Dartmouth

**May 3rd**Marc Garbey, U. of Houston, joint talk with eng. dept.

**May 10th**Lynn Stauffer, Sonoma State

**May 17th**Elwyn Berlekamp, Berkeley

**May 17th**Elwyn Berlekamp, Berkeley

**May 24th**Steve Chiapari, SCU

**May 31th**Erica Flapan, Pamona State

Unless noted otherwise, talks will be at 4:00pm Tuesdays. Room O'Connor 206. There will be refreshments before all talks in O'Connor 31 starting around 3:45pm.

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*Last Updated: 13 May 2005*