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February 13, 2019

How can we calculate good luck and bad luck?

Children’s uni for children in German school classes 3 to 5

Time
February 13, 2019 11:00 AM   until 12:00 PM  

The University of Stuttgart will be taking part in the Kinder- und Jugendbuchwochen in Stuttgart. This is a week dedicated to books for children and young adults and one of the region’s largest literature festivals for children and teenagers.

Prof. Dr. Christian Hesse: How can we measure good luck and bad luck?

Coincidences are the unexpected things in life that sometimes happen to us. We are often lucky, but sometimes we are unlucky. For example, you are lucky when you forget that you have to do a maths test, but then the maths teacher is ill, and you don’t have to do the test anyway. Another example of luck is when the six numbers your parents always choose when doing the lottery actually get drawn. But you are unlucky if your parents forgot to buy a lottery ticket that week. All of the above examples are coincidences. Another example of a coincidence might be if you meet someone who has the same birthday as you. It is possible to mathematically calculate the probability of coincidences and thus see into the future.

Registration for this event opens on January 21. Please register by phone: Tel. 0711-18 73 881 or email

Event language: german

 

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Universität Stuttgart
Campus Vaihingen
Hörsaal 38.01
Universitätsstr. 38
70569  Stuttgart
Professor Dr. Christian Hesse, Institut für Stochastik und Anwendungen, Abteilung für Mathematische Statistik
Professor Dr. Christian Hesse, Institut für Stochastik und Anwendungen, Abteilung für Mathematische Statistik
Bild: Ivo Kljuce