Connect 4: How to Beat Your Friends (sort of)

Where Science Center, 109

Duration 1 hour

Presentation by Tim Emerick, Instructor of Mathematics and current Ph.D. student at UVA

Connect 4 was solved with the help of computers in 1988. Unfortunately, unless one has
the brain of a computer, that doesn’t help when playing against friends. The subject
of this talk is to discuss general strategies for Connect 4, along with their role in the
original 1988 solution of the game.

Intended Audience General Public

Tags Intellectual Life

Contact Information

Name Mathematical Sciences Dept

Phone # 540.432.4400

Email