Maths, Misunderstandings & Manipulation
So many simple mathematical concepts seem to baffle us. Coin flips and lottery tickets often lead to confusion, but did you know there are at least 3 different kinds of probability? Did you know that Bertrand Russell took 350 pages to prove 2 + 2 = 4 and that the guy on the evening news explaining the accuracy of the survey he just told you about is highly unlikely to understand what the results actually mean?
On July 29th, Greg Solomon will help us understand some of the basics concepts of probability and will also discuss the more complicated maths that apply directly to science. He is an actuary - which means he merges the world of statistics with finance on a daily basis, for insurance clients. Come and hear him speak about Sample Size, P-values, Sigma, Bayes, false correlations, and a few other important aspects of mathematics & manipulation.
The talk is aimed at the layman - no statistical knowledge is required (although knowing that 2+2=4 might help).
Hope to see you all there
Come with questions. Leave with answers.