Needless buffoonery with Buffon's needle


This talk will be a gentle introduction to the classical Buffon’s needle problem, which can be stated as follows: can you measure length of a set by randomly tossing a needle on top of it? Time permitting, we will also discuss some modern incarnations of this question. The talk may involve throwing pens around the room, proceed with caution.

10 Apr 2024
University of Jyväskylä
Damian Dąbrowski
Damian Dąbrowski
Postdoc in mathematics

My research interests include geometric measure theory and harmonic analysis.