[gov3009-l] Wermuth Talk

Shigeo Hirano shirano@fas.harvard.edu
Tue, 5 Feb 2002 08:57:56 -0500 (EST)

Hi Everyone!

Sorry for the late notice.  Nanny Wermuth of the University of Mainz will
be talking at our applied statistics seminar tomorrow.  The topic of her
talk will be:

"On visualization and recursive relations in mathematics and statistics"

Visual impressions can help to remember essential ideas as is recognized
in mathematics with an increasing number of so-called proofs without
words. Recursive relations can help to describe complex structures by
utilisizing previous knowledge and results. For instance, Pascal's
triangle combines both features. It is claimed and explored how building
on both ideas can be fruitfully extended both in mathematics and

Copies  of related papers can be found on the course webpage.

See you tomorrow!


Shigeo Hirano                     Political Economy and Government
shirano@fas.harvard.edu                         Harvard University