## Probability Seminar: The distributive law

- Date: 01/20/2010

Lecturer(s):
William Faris (Arizona)

Location:

University of British Columbia

Description:

This is an expository talk about the distributive law of algebra and

its role in combinatorics, probability, and physics. The main idea is

that one can run the distributive law either way, a process sometimes

called re-summation. This extraordinarily simple idea underlies a fair

amount of current research in probability and mathematical physics.

Schedule:

4:00pm - 5:00pm, WMAX 216

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