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Common Sense Reduced to Mathematics

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This is an informal summer seminar on a topic of general interest

A review of ‘A Philosophical Essay on Probabilities’ by Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace In this influential book, the legendary French mathematician Laplace presents many elegantly-composed thoughts on probability and inference, including his original formulation of Bayes’ theorem (which in truth is named after Bayes in an example of Stigler’s Law of Eponymy). I have read this book so you don’t have to, although it’s actually very good.

This talk is part of the Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology occasional seminars series.

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