Friday, 31 October 2008

Two Student Lectures by The Galois Group

Dear All,

The Galois Group returns with another set of general audience lectures, but on this occasion you will be presented with two lectures given by undergraduate students. Please show support to your fellow classmates and attend on Wednesday 12th November at 1:10-2pm in room G.207 (Alan Turing Building, The University of Manchester).

Wednesday 12th November 2008 at 1:10-2pm
Alan Turing Building, room G.207

Pete Green - Bootstrapping - Not just securing your footwear!
Ever needed more data than you were able to collect? Ever needed to solidify some statistics or create confidence intervals with a small sample size? Then bootstrapping your sample could be a very useful solution!

Third-Year student Pete Green gives a basic introduction to this simple, but powerful Monte Carlo sampling method, along with some real-life applications and worked examples!


Kristjan Korjus - Building a machine that makes money!
Kristjan is going to talk about a machine that beats the stock market! He will try to explain the concept of financial modelling and also touch on topics such as money, ethics of financial markets, genetical algorithms and MatLab.

There will be discussion of the theory behind making this machine along with some of the issues he encountered while working on the project.

In the end you should get some interesting ideas about money and our society with recommended articles for further reading.

The lectures are open to anyone, and registration is not required. Please do come along, for apart from an interesting lecture you will also have some refreshments to chomp on afterwards!

For further information or any queries please feel free to contact Dr. M.D Coleman or myself.

See you all there!

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