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Dice world



18:00 - 19:00


The John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH


Join Brian Clegg for a unique portrait of a startlingly complex cosmos. Part of the Manchester Science Festival 2014.


Image courtesy of Brian Clegg

Event details

This fascinating exploration of probability, statistics and randomness explains how chaos and uncertainty are often behind the realities of everyday life. Learn how to toss a head ten times in a row, how to make predictions with impossible accuracy, why people volunteer to give up thousands of pounds for no good reason, and recreate a game show that left the woman with the world's highest IQ being reviled by a whole list of academics... until they discovered she was right.

Forget the clockwork universe. Welcome to Dice World, a unique portrait of a startlingly complex cosmos.

Brian's book Dice World: science and life in a random universe was longlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2014.

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