CHESS AND MATHEMATICS
Workshop Dresden, 21st - 23rd November 2008
There are various relations between chess and mathematics. Starting with the legend of the wheat corn, the analysis of endgames with methods of multi-linear algebra to the question of objectively evaluating tournament results. Therefore we would like to organize a workshop in connection with the chess Olympiad a workshop on the "state of the art" of chess and mathematics at TU Dresden.
Friday, 21st Nov 2008, International Congress Center,
- Christian Hesse (Stuttgart, 16.00, in German) Chess and Mathematics
Saturday, 22nd Nov 2008, TU Dresden, Willersbau C207, 08.45-18.30
Scientific programme, key note lectures are
- Jaap van den Herik (Maastricht) Conditions and Predictions for Solving the Game of Chess
- Yngvi Björnsson (Reykjavik) A Speculative Pruning Mechanism for Chess-Playing Programs
- Michael Thielscher (Dresden) Artificial Intelligence and General Game Playing
- Eiko Bleicher (Berlin) Endgame Databases for the Game of Chess
- Hans-Peter Rehm (Karlsruhe) Problem chess and mathematics
- Stefan Schwarz (Jena) Optimal Line-Ups in Team Competitions with (Non-)linear Objective Functions
- Prof. J. Nievergelt (Zürich)
- Dr. U. Lorenz (Darmstadt)
- Jun.-Prof. T. Linß (Dresden)
- Prof. Hans-G. Roos (Dresden).
Registration and accommodation requests via e-mail to Torsten.Linss(at)tu-dresden.de, or T. Linss, Institut für Numerische Mathematik, TU Dresden, 01062 Dresden.