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August 2024

War, Pestilence, Death, and … Statistics? – Dr Liam Brierley

August 20 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Admiral Woods Bar, 29 Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 6BZ United Kingdom
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Often portrayed as the most deceptive and most disliked of the mathematical sciences, statistics gets a tough deal. It’s no surprise then that statistics is interwoven throughout all things morbid, including disease, conflict, and death. In this talk Liam will review some statistical fallacies through grim tales from history and show how they’re more relevant than ever before. Liam will also discuss the challenge of public perceptions of statistics and demo some techniques he uses to help people cast a…

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