Improbable Research events: Vienna, Copenhagen, Gothenburg

Improbable Research events are on tap this week and next week in Austria, Denmark, and Sweden. Please join us, if you are in the neighborhood(s). November 7, 2019, Thursday, 5:00 pm Vienna BioCenter PhD Symposium, Vienna, AUSTRIA— Marc Abrahams will talk about the Ig Nobel Prizes and Improbable Research. November 13, 2019, Wednesday, 7:00 pm […]

Mathematics, Failure, and the World’s Most Famous Walking Event

Have you ever calculated your chances of being allowed to participate in an event? As at least one study demonstrates, you might be surprised. The 100th International Four Days Marches Nijmegen, the world’s most famous walking event, took place last month. Over 40,000 people participated, and there are various ways that somebody can be allowed to participate in […]