Sponsored by the Rutgers University Department of Mathematics and the
Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)
Title: Expected Number of Spins in Dreidel
Speaker: Sujith Vijay, Rutgers University
Date: November 4, 2004 4:30-5:30pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
We show that the expected number of spins in the popular Chanukah game dreidel where each player starts with n tokens each is O(n^2), confirming a conjecture of Doron Zeilberger. This is joint work with Thomas Robinson.