News / 20 November 2016

From the author of ‘Struck by Lightning: Curious World of Probability’, mathematician and comedian Professor Jeffrey Rosenthal is touring Australia with his new talk ‘From Lotteries to Polls to Monte Carlo’.

Rosenthal is an improvisational comedian and the mastermind who cracked open Canada’s biggest Lottery scandal. He will talk about his work on Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms, as well as how to navigate the unexpected and improbable using statistical principles and logical thinking.

With an impressive CV, he is a Professor of the University of Toronto, and a lecturer at the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and Statistical Society of Australia (SSA),

Tour dates in Australia are 28 November – 16 December 2016.

The whirlwind tour includes public and specialist lectures, as well as a plenary at the SSA Conference in Dece

mber. Strengthening international and Australian mathematical and statistical ties, the events give audiences a rare opportunity to engage with a field leader.

Professor Rosenthal will present public lectures in Brisbane, Sydney, Wollongong, Adelaide and Melbourne. Click here for full tour details and to register.

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