Discovery Mondays - Simulations: using maths to predict the future

CERN's physicists often play with dice, using chance to simulate particle collisions and the tracks they will leave behind them in the detectors. Random number generators and various kinds of probability methods are just some of the mathematics tools physicists rely on to create random variables and predict events. The well-known Monte-Carlo simulation method derives its name from the games of chance for which the town of Monte-Carlo is famous.

Particle physicists are not the only ones to make use of chance and probabilities. They have daily applications in many fields, both scientific and non-scientific, including climatology, cosmology and the world of finance.

The only thing of which we can be certain is that the chances of learning more about the science of chance at the next Discovery Monday are very high!
The event will be conducted in French.

Join us at Microcosm (Reception, Building 33, Meyrin site)
on Monday, 4 December from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Entrance is free