The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day
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The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day

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University of Strathclyde

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Title: The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day

Speaker: Professor David Hand (Imperial College London)

Abstract: Coincidences happen, incredibly unlikely things occur, and the apparently miraculous comes about. The improbability principle says that extraordinarily improbable events are commonplace. It shows that this is not a contradiction, but that we should expect identical lottery numbers to come up, lightning to strike twice, to meet strangers with our name, financial crashes to occur, and ESP experiments to produce positive results. All of these and more are straightforward consequences of the five solid mathematical laws constituting the improbability principle.


Time: 17.30 - 18.30. The event will be briefly preceded by the RSS Glasgow Group AGM, and followed by drinks and mince pies!

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