Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Math 450 Senior Seminar Presents Stealing Hearts and Stirring Mathematical Debate, Thursday, October 31

It's dichotomous Disney drama! Join senior Jessica Workinger this Thursday for a discussion of the Sleeping Beauty probability problem. 

Math 450 Senior Seminar Presents
"Stealing Hearts and Stirring Mathematical Debate"
by Jessica Workinger
Thursday, October 31
1:40 - 2:30
in Patterson 324

Abstract: This presentation will explore the Sleeping Beauty Problem which is a spin-off of the classic Walt Disney movie Sleeping Beauty. This conditional probability problem has created a lot of controversy among mathematicians. We will analyze the two most common answers and work through the mathematics to discover why one answer is incorrect. Next, we will use a separate, but related, probability problem to discover the real answer to the Sleeping Beauty Problem.  Everyone is welcome to attend!

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