Gjesteforelesninger og seminarer
Kommende 5 dager
Sondre Vik Furuseth, Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics, UiO.
Vår nye postdok Nathan Young snakker om låneord i svensk, og ser spesifikt på hiphoptekster.
Cards are drawn, one at a time, with replacement, from a deck of n cards. I study the total time W_n needed until we have seen all n cards, via different perspectives, along with a Gumbel limiting distribution. Various non-trivial identities, involving different perspectives for moments and Laplace transformations, are found as corollaries. These findings are also used to estimate the number of different cards,if uknown. If I needed to sample 133 words from a document, before I had 50 different words, what is the vocabulary size for the document? How many words did Shakespeare know (including those he never used in his writing)?
An Abels Tårn podcast about some of these themes, which attracted a fair amount of inspired comments and guesses from the public (specifically, finding the mean of W_n above, for the case of n = 52 cards), can be found on the Abels Tårn website, July 2021, as a conversation with Torkild Jemterud, Jo Røislien, and myself.
Flere kommende arrangementer
Birgül Yılmaz (British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, UCL Institute of Education) will discuss language and children's right to education in a refugee camp.
China’s rise to superpower status is the most important geopolitical change of our time. On November 3rd we are excited to host two international experts on this topic, Elizabeth Economy and Shaun Breslin, in discussion with China correspondent for the New York Times, Amy Qin.
Tankesmien Agenda og Senter for Utvikling og Miljø (SUM) inviterer til boklansering og paneldiskusjon om boka «Do Gooders at the End of Aid. Scandinavian Humanitarianism in the 21st Century».
Department seminar. Henry Overman is Professor of Economic Geography at LSE. He will present the paper: "Selling more, but only for a while: Evidence from the largest business support RCT in the UK".