One of the great achievements of 20th century mathematics is a way of making sense of randomness. A handful of universal laws have been discovered (and proved!) that allow us to predict patterns in the middle of a mess. These laws allow us to avoid frustrations (why does the other lane always move faster than the one I chose?), make predictions (how high should I make the floodgates to keep things safe) and simply come to some useful terms when facing chance. In addition to reviewing, this talk will explain the new laws discovered by Borodin, Corwin and Ferrari. The 21st century should become the time of harnessing chance. This talk, aimed at a general audience, will try to point the way. No specialist knowledge is required.

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Held at the Heilbronn Institute, University of Bristol, in the summer of 2018, this was the fourth in a series of meetings devoted to progress on the Riemann Hypothesis. Read more…

Established in 1994 by businessman and math enthusiast John Fry, the American Institute of Mathematics is now located in San Jose, California, after moving from its original Palo Alto location in 2015.

AIM's mission is to advance mathematical knowledge through collaboration, to broaden participation in the mathematical endeavor, and to increase awareness of the contributions of the mathematical sciences to society.

Since 2002 AIM has been part of the Mathematical Sciences Institutes program in the Division of Mathematical Sciences of the National Science Foundation.

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