MATC Mathematics Club
Madison Area Technical College
"Who's guarding the gallery?"
Abstract: An art gallery is in the shape of a polygon with n sides. What is the minimum number of guards that are needed so that every point in the gallery can be seen by at least one guard? Where should the guards be placed? Is the answer different if the gallery has a more traditional orthogonal shape where all walls meet at right angles?
Biography: Originally from Baltimore, MD. He moved to Madison in 1975 after obtaining a 2-year degree from a community college in Maryland. He received His Bachelor's in Mathematics from UW-Madison in 1979 and his Ph.D. in 1989. He moved to Platteville in 1984 to join the mathematics department there and have been teaching there ever since.
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