The Webinar on Math and Art Galleries took place on Friday, November 13th, 2020 from 10 am until 11 am, with Alfonso Ruiz, Director of the Bourbaki Mathematics School in Mexico, as our invited speaker. This virtual event was free and open to the general public.
The invited speaker started the virtual event by defining the art gallery problem, which seeks to determine the minimum number of guards that an art gallery needs to hire such that they will suffice to guard the works of art so that no one will steal them. Alfonso Ruiz explained how we can interpret art galleries as polygons and presented Vasek Chvatal’s Theorem. The speaker also described how this problem is connected to the P vs NP problem worth a million dollars.