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Tuesday, 14 May 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UQ Location:
Prentice Building (St Lucia)
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Miss Christina Pedersen
Org. Unit:
Mathematics and Physics

Event Description

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Randomness is all around us, from the movement of the stock markets to the atoms that form us. It can be both a source of surprise (I have just won the lottery) or of great frustration (I'm stuck in traffic again!).

To better understand randomness it is useful to perform random experiments on a computer. Such 'Monte Carlo simulations' are nowadays important ingredients in many scientific investigations.

Have you ever wondered how random numbers and experiments can be produced by a very non-random device such as a computer? Are you sometimes bemused by 'financial experts' explaining fluctuations in share prices? Would you like to know how we can use randomness to better search for a needle in a hay stack?

If so, we invite you to attend Prof Dirk Kroese's Public Lecture on Tuesday 14 May from 6-7 pm at the University of Queensland. The venue is the Prentice building (building 42), room 216. Snacks will be provided 1/2 hour before the presentation.

Directions to UQ

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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