Colloquium – Prof. Jim Davis, University of Richmond

Thursday 1st MarchThursday 1st March 2018

Due to today’s weather conditions this talk has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Title: Apple vs. Samsung. A mathematical battle

Apple and Samsung have been fighting patent battles around the world. Come learn about the mathematics at the heart of one of these battles, the error correcting codes used in 3G communication. We will give a gentle introduction to coding theory, explain why this caused a legal battle, and we will conclude by describing why President Obama ultimately vetoed the ruling by the court (the first time a president had used that veto power in nearly 30 years!). Also, come to find out how Bristol played a crucial role in this story.


The talk will be held from 4.30pm in Powell Lecture Theatre, Physics, and will be followed by a drinks reception in the Maths common room.
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