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BEAKERHEAD: Up Against All Odds


  • McDougall Centre 455 - 6 Street Southwest Calgary, AB, T2P Canada (map)

It’s the gambler’s ruin: the chance in any given roll feels pretty reasonable – one in six, if you are rolling a single die. So what are the chances you can make it to the top of the stairs by rolling a die repeatedly? There are just ten stairs, after all.

This is applied math at its most delightful, brought to Beakerhead by Peter Berg, a math and physics professor at the University of Alberta! Test your luck and compare it to your gut instincts.

Up Against All Odds is one of 14 sites across Beakerhead Snakes and Ladders; a larger-than-life adventure across multiple engineered experiences and artworks connected by a common theme: the ups and downs of invention. Each site will have a sign and board game tile - where you'll get to choose your own navigational adventure! 

Earlier Event: September 7
HONENS PIANO MUSIC FESTIVAL
Later Event: September 13
BEAKERHEAD: Skybeings