Leicester academic ahead of the game

Posted by er134 at Jun 13, 2013 12:30 PM |
Free public lecture by University of Leicester economist on Tuesday 18 June reveals insights from game theory

Professor Chris Wallace (pictured) will deliver his inaugural lecture ‘Coordination in Games’ on Tuesday 18 June at the University of Leicester.

Game theory is the mathematical study of strategic interaction. It is used by social scientists (as well as researchers in a variety of other disciplines) to work out how people act and react to each other in complex situations where there are at least two people involved – each with their own different motivations and interests.

In his lecture, Professor Wallace from the Department of Economics will explore the methods used to understand how different agents (or ‘players’) co-ordinate their decisions in a game situation to achieve the best outcome.

‘Coordination in Games’ will take place on Tuesday 18 June in Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 1 from 5.30pm and is free and open to the public.