Mathematical Sciences-Discrete Mathematics Seminar - Rosemary Bailey, (University of St Andrews) "Latin squares: Some history, with an emphasis on their use in designed experiments"

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
10:00 am to 10:50 am

Location:

Floor/Room #: 
203

Rosemary Bailey, St Andrews 

Talk Title: "Latin squares: Some history, with an emphasis on their use in designed experiments"

Abstract: In the 1920s, R. A. Fisher recommended Latin squares for crop experiments. However, there is evidence of their much earlier use in experiments.
They have led to interesting special cases, arguments, counter-intuitive results, and a spectacular solution to an old problem.