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Seminar: Combinatorics
Sleeping Beauty and Other Probability Conundrums
Peter Winkler, Dartmouth
Contact: Dwight Duffus,
Venue: Mathematics and Science Center, Room W301
Probability theory rests on seemingly firm axioms, yet simple questions continue to confound philosophers and intrigue the public. We'll examine some of these questions and try to determine whether they uncover real problems with the foundations of probability theory, or just challenges to our flawed human intuition.