A Collaborative National Center for Fusion & Plasma Research
March 30, 2016,
4:15pm to 5:30pm

MBG Auditorium 

COLLOQUIUM: Fluke: The Math and Myth of Coincidence

Professor Joseph Mazur
Marlboro College

What is the connection between mathematical law and observed experience? When we look at coincidences mathematically, we find that the odds are far better than any of us would have thought. Probability asks: What are the chances? We answer with a number. But we also ask ourselves that same question when we encounter the strangest and most seemingly impossible coincidences. This talk will examine some seemingly improbable events that lead to question the most surprising moments in our lives.

Colloquium Committee: 

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory 2017-2018 Colloquium Committee is comprised of the following people. Please feel free to contact them by e-mail regarding any possible speakers or topics for future colloquia.

Carol Ann Austin, caustin@pppl.gov
Nathaniel Ferraro, nferraro@pppl.gov
Charles A Gentile, cgentile@pppl.gov
Masayuki Ono, mono@pppl.gov
Tori Sikkema, tsikkema@pppl.gov

  • Carol Ann Austin 609-243-2484

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