Wednesday, April 26 | 4-4:50 p.m. | Bridges 268

Featuring MSUM Mathematics majors Stefan Nelson and Pratik Dahal | Niven Numbers and Algorithmic Problem Solving; Group Theory and Rubik’s Cube 

Stefan Nelson will be speaking on “Niven Numbers and Algorithmic Problem Solving”
A Niven number is a number that can be divided evenly by the sum of its digits. While finding these numbers by hand can be a tedious process, one can use algorithms to automate the search process. In this talk, we will discuss methods for finding two types of numbers, namely Niven numbers and strong right truncatable Niven primes, using algorithms implemented using the Python programming language.

Pratik Dahal will be speaking on “Group Theory and Rubik’s Cube”
The Rubik’s Cube is a well-known puzzle that remarkable connections to group theory (the mathematical study of a class of algebraic structures known as groups). We will discuss concepts from Group Theory related to solving a Rubik’s Cube.