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Title

Fighting Fires in Siberia

Department

Mathematics Department

College

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Disciplines

Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Abstract

In this talk, we will describe a prize contest organized jointly by the Societe de Calcul Mathematique SA and the French Federation of Mathematical Games. Inspired by stories of Siberian fires in 2012, the proposers challenged contestants to place fire-fighters in a mathematical model of Siberia, so as to minimize fire damage costs and fire-fighting expenditures. We will describe the contest and present our solution to the challenge. (Additional notes: We are waiting for the talk to be accepted. And we won a Second Place prize in the contest, we recently learned: http://www.ffjm.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=51&Itemid=6)

Conference Name

MathFest

Conference Location

Hartford, CT

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