Events in science

Interested in getting more involved on and off campus? Want to see how professors spend their free time? Need something thrifty to do with your Friday night date? Come out to some of these events. All are free, all are interesting and most have free food and coffee.

Nov. 9, 7 p.m., 172 St. John’s College Robert Schultz lecture theater
The Department of Statistics will be hosting a lighthearted lecture by Jeffrey S. Rosenthal aimed at a general audience exploring what happens when you don’t know what will happen next. Everything from lottery jackpots to airplane crashes, casino gambling, lightning strikes, homicide rates, medical studies, election polls, poker games, coincidences and the spread of disease is fair game. All are welcome, no mathematical background required!

If you would like your department’s event included in The December/January edition of “Events in science” email a description of your event to no later than Thursday, Nov. 19.