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The Mathematical Detective: Using Extreme Value Theory To Explain The Unexplained – Janet Heffernan (Talk and Supper Evening)
February 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm£12
Join us for our popular Talk and Supper Evenings – offering entertaining speakers, followed by a sociable supper. 7-9pm, £12 per person, including supper. Bar will be open. 10% discount for Ford Park members. To book your tickets, please call 01229 581666.
The Mathematical Detective: Using Extreme Value Theory To Explain The Unexplained –
Janet Heffernan is a professional statistician and internationally renowned expert in extreme value theory, the area of mathematics used to understand probabilities of very rare events (eg 1 in 10,000 years or 1 in 1000 years). She will talk about her experience as an expert witness in the High Court Investigation into the sinking of the largest ever UK ship lost at sea, and how her work has been used in clinical trials to save lives (no previous maths experience required!).