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Some probability “paradoxes” to warm up your winter

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 11:00 to 12:00
Mark Holmes, UBC Mathematics Visiting Professor; Professor of Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne
Statistics Seminar
Zoom / ESB 4192

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Title: Some probability “paradoxes” to warm up your winter

Abstract: I will present 2-3 counterintuitive examples from elementary probability and Markov chains that I have learned about in the last few years. This includes joint work with Omer Angel (UBC Mathematics Department), Norbert Henze (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), and Peter Taylor (University of Melbourne).