Mathematics seminar: If there is miso, I’ll have gazpacho, otherwise -- minestrone!

Dr. Zoran Sunik, Hofstra University, will be speaking over Zoom; the title and abstract follow.

Title: If there is miso, I’ll have gazpacho, otherwise -- minestrone!

Abstract: This is a conversation I recently had with the waiter at a nearby restaurant:
- I would like to start with a soup.
- Excellent, which soup would you like?
- I see that you have only miso, gazpacho, and minestrone on the menu.
- Yes, sir, the choice is limited, but each of our soups is delicious. However, I am sorry to point out that we might have run out of miso, I would need to check.
- Well, no need to check, I can decide right now -- if there is still miso, I’ll have gazpacho, and if there is no more miso, then minestrone, please.

In this talk, we will:

(1) explain why this conversation makes perfect sense,
(2) look at other examples that make (no) sense, and
(3) indicate why making choices is, provably, difficult.

Please contact Johanna Franklin at for the Zoom link.

Date: Friday, February 12

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, February 12, 2021



Zoom Link
Online, NY 00000


Johanna Franklin

Phone: 516-463-5739

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