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.

Enquiries: contact the events team

 

Events coming up

  • The interaction of fire and mankind 14 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Professor Claire Belcher and Dr Chris Roos
  • The interaction of fire and mankind - further discussion 16 September 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Dr Claire Belcher and Professor Chris Roos
  • Open House Weekend 2015 19 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London The Royal Society's building will be open to the public on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2015.

For more events please see the events diary.

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