##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Zoom for Thought

## Sam Spiro

#### UCSD

## The Count of Monte Carlo

##### Abstract:

Many of the questions asked during the birth of probability (e.g. what's the probability of getting a certain hand in poker?) are equivalent to basic counting problems, and since then there have been numerous applications of combinatorics to probability (e.g. moment method proofs for the semi-circle law). In this talk, probability strikes back with a vengeance by solving some (non-trivial) counting problems.

### September 28, 2021

### 2:00 PM

Please see email with subject ``Graduate Student Seminar Information."

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