game theory

The 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics goes to two unusual economists
José-Manuel Rey unveils the curse of attractiveness
Game theorists model the evolution of trust and trustworthiness
José-Manuel Rey revisits a scene of the film A beautiful Mind.
Jet engines, aircraft carriers and telecommunications networks — these are just some of the things that Nira Chamberlain has modelled. And while he's figuring out defence logistics, he's also pursuing a pure mathematical interest in games. Find out what mathematical modelling can do and why it can also make you slim and fluent in French.
Ground breaking work in uncovering optimal funding mechanisms in financial markets
Two game theorists share prize for their analyses of conflict and cooperation
Mathematicians in search of romantic success
In 1997 Garry Kasparov, then World Champion, lost an entire chess match to the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue, and it is only a matter of time before the machines become absolutely unbeatable. But the human brain, as Lewis Dartnell explains, is still able to put up a good fight by exploiting computers' weaknesses.
Combinatorial Game Theory is a powerful tool for analysing mathematical games. Lewis Dartnell explains how the technique can be used to analyse games such as Twentyone and Nim, and even some chess endgames.
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