The Resource Breaking the Wall of Randomness : How Random Phenomena Disseminate, Falling Walls Foundation, (electronic resource)

Breaking the Wall of Randomness : How Random Phenomena Disseminate, Falling Walls Foundation, (electronic resource)

Label
Breaking the Wall of Randomness : How Random Phenomena Disseminate
Title
Breaking the Wall of Randomness
Title remainder
How Random Phenomena Disseminate
Statement of responsibility
Falling Walls Foundation
Title variation
How Random Phenomena Disseminate
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Is there order in randomness? When we observe random phenomena in our lives, we often suspect some key that unifies them. While this impulse may be a foundation of superstition, it is also a motivation for mathematicians. In this video from the 2009 Falling Walls Conference, Wendelin Werner analyzes the large-scale behavior of random systems such as random walks, the mathematical formalization of a trajectory that consists of taking successive random steps. The path traced by a molecule as it travels, the financial status of a gambler, or the propagation of a disease can all be modeled thanks to random walks, thus making Werner's intricate mathematical analysis applicable to a wide range of fields, from physics to epidemiology. For his work, Werner has been awarded the Fields Medal, one of the few awards in science even more exclusive than the Nobel Prize
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Features Wendelin Werner
Intended audience
11 & up
Language note
Closed-captioned
Runtime
16
Technique
live action
Label
Breaking the Wall of Randomness : How Random Phenomena Disseminate, Falling Walls Foundation, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on September 12, 2012
  • Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
  • Part of the series Falling Walls Conference
Contents
Infinite Complexities (3:04) -- Central Limit Theorem (4:29) -- Random at Any Scale (5:02) -- Projection and Prediction of Dissemination (2:51)
Control code
100049432
Extent
1 streaming video file (16 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Other physical details
sd., col.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform
Label
Breaking the Wall of Randomness : How Random Phenomena Disseminate, Falling Walls Foundation, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on September 12, 2012
  • Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
  • Part of the series Falling Walls Conference
Contents
Infinite Complexities (3:04) -- Central Limit Theorem (4:29) -- Random at Any Scale (5:02) -- Projection and Prediction of Dissemination (2:51)
Control code
100049432
Extent
1 streaming video file (16 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Other physical details
sd., col.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform

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