The Perimeter Institute's Next Public Lecture
In thhe Drunkard's Walk
The Drunkard's Random Walk in Two Dimensions
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The next public lecture features Prof. Leonard Mlodinow of Caltech and is on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 7 pm at the Waterloo Collegiate Institute, 300 Hazel Street, Waterloo
The lecture is titled 'In The Drunkard's Walk', where acclaimed writer and scientist Leonard Mlodinow shows us how randomness, change, and probability reveal a tremendous amount about our daily lives, and how we misunderstand the significance of everything from a casual conversation to a major financial setback.
As a result, successes and failures in life are often attributed to
clear and obvious cases, when in actuality they are more profoundly
influenced by chance. By showing us the true nature of chance and
revealing the psychological illusions that cause us to misjudge the
world around us, Mlodinow gives us the tools we need to make more
15/04/2009 06:00 PM
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