Lecture 2 Thursday, May 2, 2013

We are pleased to have Professor Persi Diaconis, Mary V. Sunseri Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at Stanford University, as our honored speaker.

Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 4:00 PM
in Breasted Hall, at the Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th Street
Reception following the lecture in Eckhart 209, 5734 S. University Avenue

"On Coincidences"


Coincidences amaze us. They can affect where we live and with whom. I will review early work of Jung, Freud, and Kammerer, and then introduce some skeptical tools. Sometimes, a little bit of quantitative thinking shows that things are not so surprising after all.

Scenes from the lecture