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Jeffrey S. Rosenthal
Department of Statistics, University of Toronto
Thu 4 Jun 2009, 7:45pm SPECIAL
One Time Event
St. John's College, Fairmont Lounge, UBC
The Curious World of Probabilities
St. John's College, Fairmont Lounge, UBC
Thu 4 Jun 2009, 7:45pm-9:30pm

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PIMS Public Lecture:

Probabilities and randomness arise whenever we're not sure what will happen next. They apply to everything from lottery jackpots to airplane crashes; casino gambling to homicide rates; medical studies to election polls to surprising coincidences. This talk will explain how a Probability Perspective can shed new light on many familiar situations. It will also discuss "Monte Carlo" computer algorithms which use randomness to solve problems in many branches of science.

Note for Attendees

Professor Rosenthal is the author of the bestseller "Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities".
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