Monday, 1 December 2014

The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day

We are repeating this event on Tuesday 19 May in partenrship with Conway Hall. Details and tickets are available from the following link: The Improbability Principle 19 May 2015.

8pm (doors 7.30pm)
Thursday 26 February 2015
This event has now sold out. Sorry if you did not get a ticket. We will hopefully be booking it again this year. Please watch this space!
The Vaults Bar, Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate, City of London EC2M 4NR
Bus / train / tube: Liverpool Street
Coincidences happen, incredibly unlikely things occur, and the apparently miraculous comes about. The improbability principle says that such extraordinarily improbable events are commonplace. It shows that this is not a contradiction, but that we should expect identical lottery numbers to come up more than once, lightning to strike twice, and financial crashes to occur.

Professor David J. Hand is Senior Research Investigator and Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College, London. His applications interests include psychology, physics, and the retail credit industry - he and his research group won the 2012 Credit Collections and Risk Award for Contributions to the Credit Industry. He was made OBE for services to research and innovation in 2013.

His latest book, The Improbability Principle, appeared in February 2014.
Improbability
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The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day facebook page.

We are repeating this event on Tuesday 19 May in partenrship with Conway Hall. Details and tickets are available from the following link: The Improbability Principle 19 May 2015.

8pm (doors 7.30pm)
Thursday 26 February 2015
This event has now sold out. Sorry if you did not get a ticket. We will hopefully be booking it again this year. Please watch this space!
The Vaults Bar, Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate, City of London EC2M 4NR
Bus / train / tube: Liverpool Street

1 comment:

  1. Can’t seem to find any booking link for this...

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