Entropy factor, or why improbable events happen.

Abstract: 

Very often we hear about coincidences that seem bizarre or at least highly unlikely, such as unexpected encounters with long lost friends at remote locations. Isn't this ubiquity of improbable events odd? If an event is unlikely, doesn't this exactly mean that it happens rarely? I will try to explain what is going on with the help of basic models of probability theory.

Prerequisites: 
Basic calculus is a plus but not a strict requirement for this talk.
Difficulty: 
Difficult
Professor: 
Yuri Bakhtin
Length: 
1 Hour
Hour: 
1
Room: 
517
Size: 
40
Enrolled: 
30