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Living with the Improbability Principle by Ronald L. Wasserstein, Executive Director, ASA

Mon, October 19th, 2020
1:30 pm
- 2:15 pm

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Living with the Improbability Principle by Ronald  L. Wasserstein, Executive Director, ASA

Living with the Improbability Principle by Ronald L. Wasserstein, Executive Director, American Statistical Association, Class of 1960s Speaker, Google meet: https://meet.google.com/okv-qdfg-fqd, Statistics Colloquium, Monday, October 19, 1:30 – 2:15 pm

Abstract:  “The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day” is a stimulating 2014 book by distinguished statistician David Hand. Ron Wasserstein, Executive Director of the American Statistical Association, will talk about how this principle affects our lives and perspectives, the surprising ways in which our notions of such things as probability and coincidence can mislead us, and the dismaying realization that understanding this principle better does not necessarily change our thinking.”

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