Monthly Archives: September 2012

Ryder Cup – why the playing order matters

With the Ryder Cup just about to start it is a good time to think about the game theory involved in the selecting the order that the players play in. A lot of time and discussion goes into trying to … Continue reading

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Eric Maskin – Harvard professor, his work to date

As Eric Maskin has just been appointed one of only 22 University Professors at Harvard University, this seemed like a good time to have a look back at some of his contributions to game theory. Professor Maskin is one of … Continue reading

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Why there are only two major political parties in the US

With the US elections coming up soon, have you ever wondered why there are only two major parties? Is it just a coincidence or is there something more fundamental going on? It fact it is nearly inevitable that the kind … Continue reading

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