March 8, 2013

Statistician, New York Times Blogger Nate Silver to Share Insights With Cornell

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Statistician extraordinaire and New York Times blogger Nate Silver, whose political forecasts in the 2012 presidential election catapulted him to fame, is speaking at Cornell April 5.

Silver correctly predicted the winner of all 50 states and the District of Columbia in the race between President Barack Obama and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney in 2012. More recently, he tried his hand at the Academy Awards — although he walked away just four for six. Better stay in politics, Mr. Silver.

At Cornell, Silver will share insights from his newly published book, The Signal and The Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail — But Some Don’t. His talk will be held from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at Statler Auditorium.

Original Author: Akane Otani