Games and Society

A mathematical point of view on games and society

« Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back. » This is a grook from Piet Hein (1905-1996), a Danish architect, mathematician and poet. We discuss intergenerational activities and mathematical dissemination, through playful workshops. We study the case of games with simple rules and large strategic potential. We focus on the game of Hex, starting from the cities of Copenhagen (1942) and Princeton (1948). We observe the educational and social impacts of spreading this game.

Loïc Cellier is Ph.D. in sciences, applied mathematics and computer science. His main research interests are about modelling, dynamic systems, optimization and game theory. He willingly shares his enthusiasm through playful workshops and scientific dissemination conferences. He is sensitive to issues related to teaching, socio-educational projects and intergenerational activities.

Loïc Cellier's web page:

http://recherche.enac.fr/~cellier/