Dice world

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

 

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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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  • Stuff matters 31 May 2015 at Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales Join award winning author Mark Miodownik at the Hay Festival.
  • Elements, genomes and ecosystems: cascading nitrogen and phosphorus impacts across levels of biological organisation 01 June 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Theo Murphy international scientific meeting organised by Professor Andrew Leitch, Professor Maurine Neiman, Professor Dag Hessen, Professor Puni Jeyasingh, Professor Lawrence J. Weider and Dr Ilia Leitch

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