Oxford Mathematics Public Lecture Jon Keating - From one extreme to another: the statistics of extreme events

Speaker
Jon Keating
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:00
Venue
Mathematical Institute - Public Online Lecture
Online
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

Jon Keating will discuss the statistics of rare, extreme events in various contexts, including: evaluating performance at the Olympics; explaining how glasses freeze; illustrating why computers are more effective than expected at learning; and understanding the Riemann zeta-function, the mathematical object that encodes the mysterious distribution of the prime numbers.

Jon Keating is Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy in the University of Oxford and a Fellow of The Queen's College.

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