Persi Diaconis from Stanford will give Monroe H Martin Lectures

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Stanford University’s Persi Diaconis will deliver the Monroe Martin lectures on October 29 and 30.

Adding Numbers and Shuffling Cards: “When numbers are added in the usual way, “carries” occur. The carries turn outto be a Markov chain with an “amazing matrix.” This same matrix occurs in the usual method of shuffling cards (“seven shuffles suffice”). I will explain all this—“in English”—for a non-specialist audience.” View the poster to learn more about the lectures.