Cahit Arf Lecture 2013-2014
Persi Diaconis
Stanford Universityhttp://statweb.stanford.edu/~cgates/PERSI
The Mathematics of Coincidences
Date: | March 4, 2014 at 15:40 |
Place: |
Cahit Arf Auditorium |
Supported by
Abstract
Amazing coincidences are all around us, where we work and live and what we do often seem determined by seeming coincidences. I will review the history of ways of thinking about such things (work of Jung and Freud) and then show how a bit of mathematics can suggest that things are not so surprising after all. The math involves graph theory and probability in surprising new ways.