Tid: 16 mars 2005 kl 1600-1700

Plats : Sal D3Lindstedts väg 5. Karta!

Föredragshållare: Persi Diaconis, Stanford University.

Titel: A mathematician flips a coin

Sammanfattning: Ordinary flips of a coin are a model example of random phenomena. In joint work with Susan Holmes and Richard Montgomery, it is proved that coin tossing is biased to come up the way it started. The analysis involves integrating over SO(3), Tauberian theorems, and an excursion into image analysis of high-speed, slow motion movies.

Kaffe/te serveras kl. 15.30 i pausrummet, Institutionen för matematik, KTH, Lindstedtsvägen 25, plan 4.

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