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
ABSTRACT: 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.