### DIMACS - RUTGERS EXPERIMENTAL MATHEMATICS SEMINAR

Sponsored by the Rutgers University Department of Mathematics and the

Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)

**Co-organizers:**
**Brian Nakamura**, Rutgers University, bnaka {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu
** Doron Zeilberger**, Rutgers University, zeilberg {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu

Title: Insights into Game Theory: An Alternative Mathematical Experience*

Speaker: ** Ein-Ya Gura**, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012 5:00pm

Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ

* (A book written by Ein-ya Gura and Michael Maschler, published by Cambridge University Press)

Abstract:

Few branches of mathematics have been more influential in the social
sciences than game theory. In recent years, it has become an
essential tool for all social scientists studying strategic behavior
of competing individuals, firms, and countries. However, the
mathematical complexity of game theory is often very intimidating for
students who have only a basic understanding of mathematics. We
address this problem by presenting material that does not require
mathematical prerequisites and yet involves deep game-theoretic ideas
and some mathematical sophisticaton. This book selects a small number
of topics and studies them in depth. It shows the students of the
social sciences how a mathematical model can be constructed for real-
life issues.

See: http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~bnaka/expmath/