[ASC-list] Simon Singh Event - SOS - Risk, probability & gambling

atyndall atyndall at riaustralia.org.au
Mon Jun 22 04:33:16 UTC 2009


SOS Event: Probability and Gambling


Join acclaimed science writer Simon Singh to explore a series of scenarios
that demonstrate how our intuition can mislead us when it comes to assessing
risk. At the same time - using examples taken from the casino, the doctor's
surgery, the law courts and the paranormal - he will explain how mathematics
can help us live, thrive and survive in these situations.


When: Tuesday 14 July 2009, 4.00pm-5.00pm

Where: The Memorial Hall, St Peter's College, Hackney Rd, St Peters

How: FREE but booking required, book on

Who: Adults and suitable for senior secondary students 


Simon Singh is a UK-based science writer and broadcaster. He completed a PhD
in particle physics before joining the BBC. He has presented Mind Games on
BBC4, the Science of Secrecy on Channel 4 and Five Numbers on Radio 4. His
first book, Fermat's Last Theorem, became a No. 1 bestseller, which was
followed by the Code Book, a history of codes and code breaking, also a
bestseller. His most recent books are Big Bang, a history of cosmology, and
Trick or Treatment?, an investigation of alternative medicine. 


RiAus and Science Outside the Square is supporting the participation of
Simon Singh in the Adelaide Festival of Ideas. For more information click
here  <http://www.adelaidefestivalofideas.com.au>


Complete information on all events is available on the
<http://www.premcab.sa.gov.au/science/> Science Outside the Square website
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program of the  <http://www.riaustralia.org.au/centric/home.jsp> Royal
Institution of Australia (RiAus). It is sponsored by the Department of the
Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia, and The Advertiser.


SOS and the RiAus

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