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The mathematics of mixing

Professor Milton Jara from the Department of Mathematical Sciences will be giving a David Parkin lecture as part of his Visiting Professorship.

  • 8 Nov 2019, 3.15pm to 8 Nov 2019, 4.05pm GMT
  • Wolfson Lecture Theatre, 4 West, University of Bath
  • This event is free
Milton Jara giving a lecture
Professor Milton Jara will spend six months at the Probability Laboratory at Bath as a David Parkin Visiting Professor.

In 1990, an article in the New York Times informed that researchers have found that "it takes just seven ordinary, imperfect shuffles to mix a deck of cards thoroughly".

Whenever we are shuffling cards, preparing a dough or analyzing industrial processes, the mixing problem appears naturally: how much mixing do we need to do until a reasonably uniform mix has been achieved?

In this talk we will try to explain how can we answer this question using mathematics, and in particular probability theory.


It will take place in the Wolfson Lecture Theatre on campus.

Wolfson Lecture Theatre 4 West University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

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