MathCS Seminar

Title: Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: A Look At Some Improbabilities
Seminar: N/A
Speaker: Dr. Rick Durrett of Duke University
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Date: 2014-04-24 at 4:00PM
Venue: MSC E208
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Probability is full of surprises and paradoxes, most of which result from doing the calculation incorrectly. We will illustrate this using some familiar old stories and new ones: the Monty Hall problem, cognitive dissonance in Monkeys, the birthday problem, lottery coincidences, the sad story of Sally Clark, the 2012 election, and Warren Buffets bracket challenge.

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