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The infinite lottery

Probability is a mathematical subject where the application of the results to the real world remains controversial, and different schools of thought flourish. Littlewood, in his Miscellany, discusses this, and comes firmly to the conclusion that probability theory can say … Continue reading

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Creating modern probability

The title of this post is that of a book by John von Plato, on the history of probability theory from the start of the twentieth century to the 1930s, starting with Borel and Einstein (but with many backward looks) … Continue reading

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