Undergraduate Math Club

Jake JanuzelliCornell University
How busy is the busiest beaver?

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 4:45pm
Malott 532

In this talk we'll define the Busy Beaver numbers, an extremely fast-growing sequence that arises in theoretical computer science. After developing the requisite background we'll explore their history and why you should care about them, from the perspectives of both computer science and mathematics.