Reading the Newspaper like a Mathematician

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Reading the Newspaper like a Mathematician

Friday, 22 February, 2019 - 13:00 to 16:30
2.14 - Teaching Studio, Lister Building Central Area

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News articles can be persuasive, manipulative, informative or just plain wrong. Without being omniscient, how can we tell the difference between an article we should trust, and one that we should discredit? In this workshop, learn to read the newspaper like a mathematician by evaluating the validity of arguments, understanding statistics and spotting fallacies.

No experience of maths or logic is required: however we have planned something a little more challenging for those of you who already have experience with these topics! You will be able to try formalising some arguments in the theorem prover Isabelle.

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