Elliptic curves come to date night

Published April 26, 2024

In game theory, the Nash equilibrium describes a situation where neither player will benefit from changing strategies. Recently, İrem Portakal and Bernd Sturmfels showed that a different notion of equilibrium has an intriguing geometric structure.

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Article by Ursula Whitcher in the April Feature Column of the American Mathematical Society

Elliptic curves come to date night