Game Theory and Breaking Bad
Speaker: Doctor Kristopher Williams
When: 7:00pm April 16, 2014
Location: Love Library, Talk Zone in Love South
Using Game theory, the mathematical study of strategic decision making, we will examine some of Walter White's decisions. Could he have made choices that resulted in better lives for those around him?
In "Breaking Bad," Walter White agonizes over the proper application of a single dose of Ricin, a decision that takes him more than an entire season to make. We thought we'd showcase our favorite "game theoretical" application of poison, the "game of wits" from the 1987 adventure/comedy classic "The Princess Bride."