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Harald Bohr Lecture: The mathematics of risk

Foredrag — The Department of Mathematical Sciences is proud to announce Professor Paul Embrechts, ETH Zurich, as the next distinguished Harald Bohr lecturer. He will Tuesday 10 October 2017 give a lecture titled “The mathematics of risk”.


Date & Time:

Lundbeckfond Auditorium (Biocentre, Ole Maaløes Vej 5)

Hosted by:
Magdalena Musat, MATH


Paul Embrechts, Professor of Mathematics, ETH Zurich:

“Current events around the world bring the consequences of natural catastrophes almost daily to our attention.

In this talk I will discuss how mathematical and statistical methodology, through the field of Extreme Value Theory (EVT), offers a scientific language useful in a broader societal discussion around such devastating events. I will review some of the main mathematical results and indicate where necessary future research is needed.”

After the lecture there will be a reception in “Vandrehallen” (HC Ørsted Institute, Universitetsparken 5) at  the MATH-building.