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Submitted by pscully on Thu, 04/01/2010 - 16:51.
04/08/2010 - 16:10
04/08/2010 - 17:30
STA/BST 290: George Roussas (UC Davis)
Probability and Statistics Throughout the Centuries
Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 4.10pm, MSB 1147 (Colloquium Room)
Refreshments: 3.30pm, MSB 4110 (Statistics Lounge)
Speaker: George Roussas (Statistics, UC Davis)
Title: Probability and Statistics Throughout the Centuries
Abstract: I will present a brief history of the evolution of Probability and Statistics throughout the centuries, starting with classical antiquity, passing to the Hellenistic period (extending between 323 B.C.--the year of death of Alexander the Great, and 146 B.C.--the year of annexation of classical Greece by Rome), jumping to the Renaissance in Western Europe (consisting, roughly, of the period between the 14th and the 16th centuries A.D.), and concluding with the 19th and the 20th centuries, as well as the contemporary period."