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Colloquium: Rebeca Paulsen (BYU)

Thursday, November 17
11:00 AM
203 TMCB

Title: Taking Chances

Abstract: Many of the day-to-day decisions we make require us to weigh risks. Navigating the uncertainty in our lives is fraught with difficulty, as our intuition and our experience will, more often than not, lead us astray. Should I check my bag or carry it on? Should I finish the last leg of my road trip or find a hotel and drive home in the morning? Should I pay for the extended warranty? We will explore these questions and discuss other everyday topics in probability.