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SUMMARY:Four Ways of Thinking: Statistical\, Interactive\, Chaotic and Com
plex - David Sumpter - David Sumpter (University of Uppsala)
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DESCRIPTION:Oxford Mathematics Public Lecture\n\nFour Ways of Thinking: St
atistical\, Interactive\, Chaotic and Complex - David Sumpter\nWednesday 1
3 September 2023\n5 - 6pm Andrew Wiles Building\, Mathematical Institute\,
Oxford\n\nMathematics is about finding better ways of reasoning. But for
many applied mathematicians\, the primary mission is to shape their minds
in a way that gets them closer to the truth. The calculations are secondar
y\, the real question is: how we can better understand the world around us
?\n\nDavid will take us on a journey through applied mathematics from stat
istics all the way to complexity theory\, lifting examples from his work w
ith football clubs — signing the best players (statistical thinking) or
organising an attack (complex thinking) - and from every day life — bic
kering less with our partners (interactive thinking) and learning to let g
o (chaotic thinking). David reimagines applied mathematics as a set of too
ls for life\, from big work decisions to how we treat our friends\, family
and work colleagues. No problem is too big or too small for a mathematica
l solution.\n\nProfessor David Sumpter is author of five books including S
occermatics (2016)\, Outnumbered (2018) and Four Ways of Thinking (2023).
His research covers everything from the inner workings of fish schools and
ant colonies\, through social psychology and segregation in society\, to
machine learning and artificial intelligence. He has consulted for leading
football clubs and national teams and has written for The Economist 1843\
, The Telegraph\, The Guardian\, Prospect and FourFourTwo magazine.\n\nPle
ase email external-relations@maths.ox.ac.uk to register.\n\nThe Oxford Mat
hematics Public Lectures are generously supported by XTX Markets.\nSpeaker
s:\nDavid Sumpter (University of Uppsala)
LOCATION:Mathematical Institute (Lecture Theatre 1)\, Woodstock Road OX2 6
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