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SUMMARY:John Kinney Memorial Lecture: The Search for Randomness
DESCRIPTION:
Perso Diaconis, the Mary V. Sunseri Professor
of Statistics and Mathematics at Stanford University,
will take a careful look at some of
our most primitive images of random phenomena:
flipping a coin, spinning a roulette wheel
and shuffling cards. For each, there is a well-developed
mathematical theory, BUT comparison
with the real thing shows that we are lazy
and that, often, the usual laws of probability
break down. This has implications for both
the casino and for routine mathematical modeling
(big models and big data). \n
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Diaconis
will give a second lecture in the Departments
of Statistics and Probability and Mathematics
at 3:00 pm, Friday, August 30, in C405 Wells
Hall. The title of that talk is "Mathematics
and Statistics for Large Networks."\n
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Diaconis
is a brilliant and innovative scientist-mathematician-probabilist-statistician
and a
very entertaining speaker. Diaconis has contributed
much to probability, statistics and mathematics.
He has received numerous honorary
degrees and awards including a MacArthur Fellowship,
1982 - 1987, and election to the National
Academy of Sciences, 1995.\n
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The John
Kinney Memorial Endowment Fund was established
by Larry and Lois Dimmitt to support lectures
in the memory of John Kinney. Professor Kinney
was a member of the Departments of Statistics
and Probability and Mathematics at MSU,
1965 - 1983. \n\n
Price: free\n
Sponsor: Department of Statistics and Probability\n
Sponsor's Homepage: http://www.stt.msu.edu/\n
for more info visit the web at:\n
http://www.stt.msu.edu/lecture_series/kinney.aspx\n
LOCATION:1400 Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building
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