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LMS Event:

* *Date:* 07 Mar, 2013
* *Time:* 17:30
* *Presenter:* Dr Maths (Steve Humble)
* *Title:* The Dr Maths Randomness Show
* *Audience:* Year 11 and up
* *Venue:* Liverpool Hope University University, EDEN building, Taggart Avenue, Liverpool L16 9JD, room 036 on the ground floor
for maps to this venue

* *Contact:*
Understanding if events are random or have some underlying structure is a fascinating area of mathematics,
filled with great discoveries.

In the short run, chance may seem to be volatile and unfair. Considering the misconceptions, inconsistencies,
paradoxes and counter intuitive aspects of probability, it is not a surprise that as a civilization it has
taken us a long time to develop some methods to deal with this. In antiquity, chance mechanisms, such as coins,
dice and cards were used for decision making and there was a strong belief in the fact that God or Gods controlled
the outcome. Even today, some people see chance outcomes as fate or destiny – “that which was meant to be”

Could it be synchronicity that we will all end up at the show on Thursday?

For more on Steve Humble (aka Dr Maths) Google “Dr Maths IMA”,
or visit