The Webinar on Dominoes, Bridges and a Gardener took place on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 from 2 pm until 3 pm, with Laura Pastrana, Professor of Mathematics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), as our invited speaker. This virtual event was free and open to the general public.
The invited speaker started the virtual event by telling how two kids made constructions in the videogame Minecraft where they moved between houses through bridges that they could cross only once. Laura Pastrana then modeled this example mathematically and related it to the works of Leonhard Euler that became the origin of graph theory. The speaker also presented on a judge who used this same idea to analyze the statement of a gardener accused of murder. Finally, Laura Pastrana shared how it is possible to link all the dominoes following the rules of the game, explaining when it is possible to do so and when it is not.