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Published on Jul 6, 2011
What makes a big number "big?" How can we better understand the barrage of statistics we get every day from the media? What does it mean that an event is probable or improbable? These are some of the questions Justin Solonynka will ponder in a presentation that features musings on probability as well as the Best Card Trick You Will Ever See — and is 99% sure to leave audiences with a greatly invigorated sense of numeracy.
Justin Solonynka has a B.A. in Mathematics from Lehigh University and teaches math at AFS. He is the recipient of several distinguished teaching awards. A professional musician (www.tinylightsmusic.com) who has recorded numerous albums and performed all over the east coast, Justin is also the author of a book of essays, Swine Before Pearls, published by Lehigh University.
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