Impressions from Burning Man 2018
I just returned from Burning Man 2018. Here are my videos, photos, and thoughts...
ThoughtsIt was mental. Here are some impressions and observations.
Math CampAs summarised in this nice article there was a "Math Camp" located at "3.14, P". We enjoyed listening to ad hoc presentations on topics such as "the mathematics of the doubling cube in Backgammon". But the highlight was a presentation by a PhD student from Canada (his area of expertise was probability theory and Monte Carlo analysis) who explained the (counterintuitive) strategy of using a random-number-generator to beat the 50:50 odds of guessing a coin-toss !
… to be continued (when I have time)