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The Curious World of Probabilities Nov 12 Whychwood Library

University of Toronto Alumni and Friends are invited to a presentation titled

The Curious World of Probabilities
Professor Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, Department of Statistics
Author, Struck by Lighting: The Curious World of Probabilities
University of Toronto

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What are the chances…

Probabilities and randomness arise whenever we’re not sure what will happen next. They apply to everything from lottery jackpots to airplane crashes, casinos, homicide rates, medical studies, election polls, coincidences, poker games, and even criminal convictions.

In his presentation, Professor Rosenthal will discuss the use of probability in everyday life. Struck by Lightning was a Canadian bestseller which led to numerous media and public appearances, and to his work exposing the Ontario lottery retailer scandal.

Join fellow alumni, friends, and neighbours to learn how a probability perspective can shed new light on familiar situations that matter to you.

There is no cost to attend.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

6:00 pm - registration and refreshments
6:15 pm - presentation and Q&A

Wychwood Library
1431 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5R 3J2

REGISTER with your guest's name (acceptances only) by Thursday, November 6. Space is limited.

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