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Certain Patterns of Infinite Randomness- Dr Arnaud Lionnet

Engineering and Physical Sciences, Lectures Talks and Workshops
Wednesday 29th April 2020 (19:00-20:00)
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Rachel Burgess, Outreach & Schools Liaison Officer

A Birmingham Popular Maths Lecture from Dr Arnaud Lionnet

Randomness is fascinating. We can describe random outcomes very precisely in mathematical terms, but a random outcome remains ... random. And surely, a lot of random outcomes is even more random, right? Or is it? In fact, we can usually predict a lot more things when we are dealing with repeated randomness, and that is in large part thanks to the law of large numbers. In this talk, I will discuss some of the wonderfully certain things that happen when we look at infinite amounts of randomness, including the gamblers' law of series, hot streaks in basketball, and the fact that Shakespeare was probably not a chimpanzee.

Please note that we are hoping to deliver this online on Wednesday 29th April at 7pm. To find out how to access the lecture online please email the Outreach and Schools Liaison Officer to be added to the contact list to be sent further details.

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The Birmingham Popular Mathematics Lectures are open to all members of the public and the University who are interested in the study of Mathematics. They are particularly suitable for those studying Mathematics at A Level and we also welcome advanced GCSE students. Young people are welcome on their own, with parents or with a school group.


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