Now reading: A Solution to the Stable Marriage Problem: Emily Riehl webcast
Menu
Close
Close

Take a self-guided tour from quantum to cosmos!

A Solution to the Stable Marriage Problem: Emily Riehl webcast

Emily Riehl

Watch the webcast on this page on Wednesday, May 12 at 7 pm ET.

In her Perimeter Institute public lecture, premiering May 12, mathematician Emily Riehl will invite viewers to consider what might be called the “matchmaker’s dilemma.”   

Imagine a matchmaker who wishes to arrange opposite-sex marriages in a dating pool of single men and single women (there’s a mathematical reason for the heteronormative framework, which will be explained). 

The matchmaker’s goal is to pair every man and woman off into couples that will form happy, stable marriages – so perfectly matched that nobody would rather run off with someone from a different pairing. 

In the real world, things don’t work out so nicely. But could they work out like that if the matchmaker had a computer algorithm to calculate every single factor of compatibility? 

In her talk, recorded as part of the Perimeter Institute Public Lecture Series, Riehl will examine that question, its sexist implications, an algorithmic solution, and real-world applications. 

An associate professor of mathematics at Johns Hopkins University, Riehl has published more than 20 papers and two books on higher category theory and homotopy theory. She studied at Harvard and Cambridge and earned her PhD at the University of Chicago.  

In addition to her research, Riehl is active in promoting access to the world of mathematics. She is a co-founder of Spectra: the Association for LGBT Mathematicians, and has presented on mathematical proof and queer epistemology as part of several conferences and lecture series. 

Tune in on Wednesday, May 12 at 7 pm ET for the premiere of Riehl’s lecture, and subscribe to Perimeter’s YouTube channel for more fascinating science videos.  

Add to Calendar

The Perimeter Institute Public Lecture Series is made possible in part by the support of donors like you. Be part of the equation. 

Related

Each episode, a new researcher will join the co-hosts for a wide-ranging conversation about the process, challenges, and rewards of a life in science.

/Apr 07, 2022

Congratulations to Sonia Castro of Colombia, whose video on a “rave of hot particles” earned the most viewer votes in Perimeter’s inaugural Kitchen Wars contest.

/Jan 12, 2022

In this special webcast on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 7 pm ET, physicist Manuel Calderón de la Barca Sánchez will share and discuss excerpts from Secrets of the Universe, an IMAX documentary co-produced by Perimeter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4f6f4od1ZM

/Oct 28, 2021