It turns out gambling may have been at the forefront of people’s minds from the beginning of humankind, with examples from ancient stories such as Zeus, Poseidon and Hades splitting the universe through a game of dice, King Nala, as depicted in the Mahabharata, played a game of dice and gambled away his wealth and kingdom and many more.

Dr Antonios Meimaris will present online a lecture titled A Brief History of Randomness: From divination and gambling to modern Probability Theory & Statistics on Thursday 9 July 2020, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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This seminar blends mythology and mathematics, looking at the history of randomness and the first attempts for its rigorous mathematicalisation that led to the current theory of probability and statistics, which are now used in most scientific fields.

This lecture was originally scheduled for 16 March at the Greek Centre, but due to the pandemic was cancelled.

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