Minesweeper Math

6:30pm November 1, 2000, Emerson 105 in Harvard Yard

In the October 2000 issue of Scientific American, Ian Stewart describes the relation between the popular computer game "Minesweeper" and the Millennium Prize Problem "P versus NP." This relation was discovered by Richard Kaye of the University of Birmingham in England. Ian Stewart's exposition includes graphical representations of a "minesweeper computer" inspired by Richard Kaye's article. The CMI is pleased to host the original version of Ian Stewart's article.

Stewart also delivered a popular lecture "Minesweeper Math" about Kaye's work to a packed audience at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts on November 1, 2000. A reception was held before the lecture at the Harvard Faculty Club.


Video of the Minesweeper Math Lecture


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