Chance and Mathematics

Chance and Mathematics
Yves Le Jan, Visiting Professor of Mathematics
Date & Time
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 16:00 to 17:30
Room 210, NYU Shanghai | 1555 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai


I will present a few thoughts about the following questions.
What does probability theory and statistics say about chance? Is it problematic? Why and how do they deal with finite or infinite samples? What is their impact on science and on society? 

NYU Shanghai STEM seminar series is a weekly seminar series on every Wednesday. Please see below schedule of STEM seminar series in 2017 Fall Semester.

  • October 11: Gerard Ben Arous, Professor of Mathematics
  • October 18: Gus Xia, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • October 25: Brad Weslake, Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • November 1: William Glover, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • November 8: Roberto Fernandez, Daniel Kious and Weijun Xu, NYU Shanghai
  • November 15: Tim Byrnes, Assistant Professor of Physics
  • November 29: Xing Tian, Assistant Professor of Neural and Cognitive Sciences & Zheng Zhang, Professor of Computer Science
  • December 6: Yves Le Jan, Visiting Professor of Mathematics
Location & Details

To our visitors

  • RSVP may be required for this event.  Please check event details
  • Visitors will need to present a photo ID at the entrance
  • There is no public parking on campus
  • Entrance only through the South Lobby (1555 Century Avenue) 
  • Taxi card
  • Metro: Century Avenue Station, Metro Lines 2/4/6/9 Exit 6 in location B
  • Bus: Century Avenue at Pudian Road, Bus Lines 169/987