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The Illusion of Certainty: Risk, Probability, and Chance / World Science Festival

Full 90 Minute Program: Stuff happens. The weather forecast says it’s sunny, but you just got drenched. You got a flu shot—but you’re sick in bed with the flu. Your best friend from Boston met your other best friend from San Francisco. Coincidentally. What are the odds? Risk, probability, chance, coincidence—they play a significant role in the way we make decisions about health, education, relationships, and money. But where does this data come from and what does it really mean? How does the brain find patterns and where can these patterns take us? When should we ditch the data and go with our gut? Join us in a captivating discussion that will demystify the chancy side of life. Sigue leyendo

World Science Festival 2009: Mathemagician, Part 1 of 4

World Science Festival 2009: Mathemagician, Part 1 of 4 from World Science Festival on Vimeo.

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June 13, 2009

Reader’s Digest has called “Mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin “America’s Best Math Whiz.” Returning in an encore presentation, Arthur Benjamin displays feats of mental mathematical gymnastics and shares the secrets behind his skills. A combination of math and magic, this program will captivate the entire family. Sigue leyendo