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The mathematics of making a mess
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Inaugural Rollo Davidson Lecture
It takes about seven ordinary riffle shuffles to mix 52 cards. The argument involves the descent theory of the symmetric group and yields a Hodge decompsition for Hochschild homology. As well as some new card tricks…
This talk is part of the Rollo Davidson Lectures series.
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