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Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Taleb will discuss his work on uncertainty, randomness and disorder and sign books.

When: Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: UCSB Campbell Hall, 574 Mesa Rd., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: 16+

Categories: Lectures & Workshops: Book Signings, Lectures

Description:

Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures
Best-selling Author of The Black Swan
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“The hottest thinker in the world.” The Times (U.K.)

Nassim N. Taleb is a former derivatives trader who became a scholar and philosophical essayist in 2006. Although he is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University’s Polytechnic Institute, he self-funds his research and operates in the manner of independent scholars. Taleb is the author of The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (2007) and Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (2012). His works focus on decision-making under uncertainty, as well as technical and philosophical problems with probability and metaprobability, in other words “what to do in a world we don’t understand.” Taleb will discuss his work on uncertainty, randomness and disorder.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Phone: 805-893-3535

Event posted Aug. 13, 2013
Last updated Aug. 13, 2013

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