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The Lion and the Man

Ryan Card*, University of Washington Tacoma (Faculty)
Talk Abstract: 
A lion and a man in a closed circular arena have equal maximum speeds. The lion wishes to catch the man while the man tries to evade capture. Who has the winning strategy? We will discuss the incorrect "solution" which stood for more than 20 years, its error, and the surprising answer to that turns the original "solution" on its head. We will also discuss some other related pursuit and evasion games.
Talk Subject: 
Control Theory and Optimization
Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 11:00