Adam Kucharski

The Perfect Bet

Adam Kucharski

Talk: The Perfect Bet

What happens when a mathematician thinks about gambling and the lottery? Adam Kucharski came into our London office to discuss the long and tangled history between betting and science, and explains why gambling continues to generate insights into luck and decision-making.

Adam Kucharski

Adam is a lecturer at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where he works on mathematical analysis of infectious disease oubreaks. He also writes about science, and his articles have appeared in places like Scientific American, Nautilus, BBC Focus, Financial Times and the Observer.

The Book

In The Perfect Bet, mathematician and award-winning writer Adam Kucharski tells the astonishing story of how the experts have done it, revolutionizing mathematics and science in the process. Kucharski gives us a collection of rogues, geniuses, and mavericks who are equally at home in a casino in Monte Carlo as investigating how to build an atomic bomb for the Manhattan Project.

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