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Experimental Mathematics Seminar

Sleeping Beauty and Other Probability Conundrums 

Peter Winkler, Dartmouth College 

Location:  HILL 705
Date & time: Thursday, 30 November 2017 at 5:00PM - 5:48PM

Abstract:    Probability theory rests on seemingly firm axioms, yet simple questions continue to confound philosophers and intrigue the public. We'll examine some of these questions and try to determine whether they uncover real issues, or just challenges to our flawed human intuition. 

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