Games People Play

Games People Play

Talk
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 19:00 to 20:30
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Dr. Haim Shapira is an expert in Game Theory, a writer, and an accomplished concert pianist. He holds two PhDs from Tel Aviv University (Mathematical Genetics and Science Education), is one of Israel's most in-demand lecturers, and is the author of seven best-selling books.
Description: 

Every day, in every element of our lives, we make decisions. Consciously and unconsciously, big and small, exciting and mundane, all of our actions are borne out of some kind of internal or interactive choice.

When you see an attractive person, do you decide to approach them? What are the odds of them rejecting you? Whether it’s husbands and wives or international state leaders, compromise, negotiation, and weighing up the odds are always at play.

In this talk, Game Theory expert Dr. Haim Shapira will take you on a journey to discover how people think and interact. We’ll visit a bistro in order to find out what Game Theory is all about and why it’s so important.

We will learn about the Art of Negotiation, sell a 100$ bill for 200$, help a matchmaker and learn about the connection to Nobel Prize in economics, participate in a Beauty Contest and in an Ultimatum game in order to understand the connections between mathematics and psychology.

Haim presents the more amusing sides of Game Theory, focusing on human insights.

About the speaker, Haim Shapira

Dr. Haim Shapira is an expert in Game Theory, a writer, and an accomplished concert pianist. He holds two PhDs from Tel Aviv University (Mathematical Genetics and Science Education), is one of Israel's most in-demand lecturers, and is the author of seven best-selling books.  He teaches mathematics, psychology, philosophy, and literature, and fascinates audiences around the world giving lectures at leading venues and events, including Harvard and London’s Jewish Book Week.

Timetable: 
18:30
Doors open
19:00
Talk commences
20:30
Book signing
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