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

 
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RSS local group meetings

Wednesday 14 December 2016, 05:30pm - 06:30pm

 
Location Room LT904, Livingstone Tower, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1HX

Speaker: Professor David Hand, Imperial College London

Summary: Coincidences happen, incredibly unlikely things occur, and the apparently miraculous comes about. The improbability principle says that extraordinarily improbable events are commonplace. It shows that this is not a contradiction, but that we should expect identical lottery numbers to come up, lightning to strike twice, to meet strangers with our name, financial crashes to occur, and ESP experiments to produce positive results. All of these and more are straightforward consequences of the five solid mathematical laws constituting the improbability principle.

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Preceded by a brief AGM of the RSS Glasgow Group and followed by drinks and mince pies

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