Perimeter Institute Lecture at the Bruce County Museum

October 14, 2pm to 3:30pm


The Drunkard's Walk


Leonard Mlodinow

In 'The Drunkard's Walk', 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 informed decisions.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009