Danny Goroff - Chance, Choice, & Children | Math Encounters (6:30)

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Why didn't nature make brains better at estimating probabilities? Join Daniel Goroff, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Vice President and former Harvard faculty member, Harvey Mudd dean, and White House official, as he examines what probability, decision theory, and behavioral economics can teach us about mathematics education and everyday life. Daniel will be introduced by Eric Wepsic, managing director for D.E. Shaw Group.

 


 

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

For further information, call the Museum of Mathematics at (212) 542-0566 or e-mail mathencounters@momath.org.

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

Please check our online shop for books by Math Encounters presenters.

May 1st, 2013 6:30 PM   through   8:30 PM
National Museum of Mathematics
11 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: (212) 542-0566
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