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Buffon's Needle Probability and Regularity of Sets

Bobby Wilson
Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
PDL C-038

Given a one-dimensional set in the plane, what is the likelihood that a random line intersects the given set? This probability is fundamentally connected to the regularity of the given set. In particular, if a set is similar to a finite length curve, then the probability is positive. Moreover, the probability is zero if and only if the set meets every finite length curve on a null set. We will discuss this classical regularity result and related questions pertaining to fractal sets.

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