Student Combinatorics and Algebra Seminar
Thursday, November 11, 2021
4:40pm in Vincent 16

The Combinatorics Behind Card Shuffling

Trevor Karn

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


In this expository talk, we describe how tableau combinatorics can be used to compute the number of times a deck must be shuffled before it is sufficiently well mixed. The classic con game "Three Card Monte" will be featured prominently.