WATERLOO, ON, May 4 /CNW/ - In The Drunkard's Walk, acclaimed writer and
scientist Leonard Mlodinow shows us how randomness, change, and probability
reveal a tremendous amount about our daily lives. By exposing the true nature
of chance and the psychological illusions that cause us to misjudge the world
around us, Mlodinow provides the tools we need to make more informed
Leonard Mlodinow (PhD University of California-Berkeley) teaches about
randomness to future scientists at Caltech. He has written for the television
series MacGyver and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Previous books include
Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace,
Feynman's Rainbow: A Search for Beauty in Physics and in Life, and, with
Stephen Hawking, A Briefer History of Time.
Prof. Mlodinow's lecture, entitled "The Drunkard's Walk" will be held
Wednesday, May 6 at 7:00 pm in Waterloo, Ontario.
Additional details can be found at www.perimeterinstitute.ca.
ABOUT PERIMETER INSTITUTE: Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical
Physics is an independent, non-profit, scientific research and educational
outreach organization where international scientists cluster to push the
limits of our understanding of physical laws and develop new ideas about the
very essence of space, time, matter and information. The Institute, located in
Waterloo, also provides a wide array of educational outreach activities to
share the joy of scientific research, discovery and innovation. In partnership
with the Governments of Ontario and Canada, PI is a successful example of
private and public collaboration in science research and education.
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