05/03/2021, 14:00 - 15:00 in online
Brown, Louis (Yale University)
We describe a curious dynamical system that results in sequences of real numbers in [0,1] with seemingly remarkable properties. We define the nth element of the sequence as a minimum of an energy function defined on the first n-1 elements. We explore the properties of such a greedy algorithm and state several open problems and conjectures.