Public Lecture: Risk and Randomness

Date: November 29, 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (tea reception from 5:30 pm)
Venue: Wang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House, HKU
Speaker: Professor Dr Paul Embrechts, Professor of Mathematics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Medium: English


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  • Public Lecture: Risk and Randomness

[Hung Hing-Ying Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Science & Technology]

HKU Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is very pleased to announce the public lecture of Professor Dr. Paul Embrechts (ETH Zurich) during his visit to HKU as Hung Hing-Ying Distinguished Visiting Professor in Science and Technology. He will talk about risk and randomness, and the regularly heard "why do rare events happen so often".

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About the Scheme
With a generous HK$20 million donation from the Hung Hing Ying & Leung Hau Ling Charitable Foundation, a permanent endowment to support the appointments of visiting scholars in the fields of science and technology has now been established. For more details, please visit: