General (Suitable for students at Secondary Level and above)
This lecture series will feature eminent local mathematicians or mathematics educators to share with the public some of their interests and ideas.
Professor Nicolas Privault, Nanyang Technological University
Nicolas Privault received his PhD in probability in 1994 from the Pierre and Marie Curie University, and is a Professor at the Nanyang Technological University. His research interests are in stochastic analysis, including stochastic inequalities, probability approximation, probabilistic methods for PDEs, and applications in finance and insurance.
There is a popular belief that Probability Theory, also known as the science of uncertainty, can only lead to uncertain conclusions.
This talk will consider a number of situations where probability theory is able to extract certainty and to make definitive statements on random systems and structures. The exposition will be based on an informal introduction to measure theory, and supported by some live computer experiments.
March 12 (Tuesday) 2019 / 4-5pm
Dr Tang Wee Kee