##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Food for Thought Special Session: Open House

## Sam Spiro

#### UCSD

## Taking the Joke too Far: Extremal Results in Joke Papers

##### Abstract:

As anyone at UCSD can tell you, I really like making dumb jokes. Unfortunately, I can end up spending so much time on my jokes that I don't end up doing any mathematics. My solution to this problem has been to write math papers which are based on jokes. Somehow I've managed to do this 3 times. In this talk I'll briefly discuss these joke papers. No prior knowledge of jokes or any sense of humor will be assumed. Current UCSD students, prospective students, and anyone else who isn't on my thesis committee is welcome to attend.

### March 11, 2022

### 2:00 PM

AP&M 6402

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