Foundations of Probability Seminar

Many disciplines use probability theory, including mathematical statistics, philosophy, and physics. The goal of this seminar, which began in 2016, is to help people in these disciplines learn from each other.  The seminars have been organized primarily by faculty members and doctoral students at Rutgers University.  Current organizers are Harry Crane (Rutgers Statistics), Ruobin Gong (Rutgers Statistics), Barry Loewer (Rutgers Philosophy), Glenn Shafer (Rutgers Business School), and Snow Zhang (New York University Philosophy).

Everyone is welcome to attend upcoming seminars and to view videos of past seminars. (Video links go to Foundations of Probability Panel Discussions YouTube channel.)

Spring 2023 Schedule

Mondays 4:30-6:30pm, location varies week to week. Check announcements for details.

January 23, 2023Boris Babic (University of Toronto) – Inference, Optimal Stopping and New HypothesesIn-person, Zoom
February 27, 2023Zachary Goodsell (USC) – Symmetry of ValueIn-person, Zoom
March 20, 2023Tessa Murthy (Carnegie Mellon University) – Von Mises, Popper, and the Cournot PrincipleIn-person, Zoom
March 27, 2023Ezra Rubenstein (Berkeley) – Probability from SymmetryIn-person, Zoom
April 3, 2023, 4:30pmMichael Acree (Senior Statistician (Retired), University of California, San Francisco) – Why the Concept of Statistical Inference Is Incoherent, and Why We Still Love ItZoom
April 17, 2023Kit Fine (NYU) – Parity, Probability and Approximate DifferenceIn-person, Zoom
April 24, 2023Eddy Keming Chen (UC San Diego) – Algorithmic Randomness and Probabilistic Laws (with Jeffrey A. Barrett (UC Irvine))In-person, Zoom
May 1, 2023Anubav Vasudevan (Chicago) – Entropy and SubjectivismIn-person, Zoom