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Math Encounters: "Calculated Risk: Living is a Dangerous Business" with Jen Rogers (4:00 pm)

Real life involves risks, from cycling without a helmet to visiting a country with contagious diseases to living near the water. Sometimes your perception of risk is distorted, making you think that some things are more — or less — risky than is actually the case. How statistically significant are the risks that we see? And what do the numbers mean? Jen Rogers, Director of Statistical Consultancy Services for the University of Oxford, demonstrates how statistics can be used to make better decisions about risky activities. There will be a special video introduction by Matt Parker.

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Light refreshments will be served after the 4:00 pm session and at 6:30 pm in advance of the second session.

Math Encounters is a public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, presented by the Simons Foundation and the National Museum of Mathematics.

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Please note: this presentation is designed to be accessible and engaging to a general audience. As a rule of thumb, it would be best enjoyed by participants ages 12 and up.

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October 3, 2018 4:00 pm through  5:30 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
225 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566