Entertaining thing-explaining with Randall Munroe

Popular xkcd comic and author, Randall Munroe, delivered a fantastic closing plenary, Complicated Stuff in Simple Words, at JMP Discovery Summit last month. Based on his very popular second book, Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words, it was hugely entertaining, and we are sharing it as this month’s episode of […]

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Live blog of Randall Munroe keynote

Randall Munroe of the popular webcomic xkcd takes the stage at Discovery Summit today. He will discuss "Complicated Stuff in Simple Words" in his keynote. The author of the science question-and-answer blog What If, Munroe was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, and grew up outside Richmond, Virginia. After studying physics at […]

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Live blog of Chris Nachtsheim keynote

Christopher Nachtsheim is the Frank A. Donaldson Chair of Operations Management in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Nachtsheim's teaching and research interests center on the optimal design of industrial experiments, regression and predictive analytics and quality management. He has co-written several related books, most notably Applied […]

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Live blog of Tom Lange keynote

Tom Lange is a 37-year veteran of Procter & Gamble, where he founded and directed the modeling and simulation (M&S) group. His M&S team led efforts in consumer modeling, computational chemistry and biology, computer-aided engineering, and production system throughput and reliability. Over the course of his career, Lange contributed to […]

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Complicated stuff in simple words from Randall Munroe

In a world filled with jargon, it’s refreshing to hear from a subject-matter expert who can communicate in a direct and uncomplicated fashion – so that even a layperson would understand. You could say this is Randall Munroe’s mission. Munroe is masterful at using math, science and comics to make […]

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Follow the live blog of Richard Wiseman keynote

Richard Wiseman is the Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. He delivers a keynote speech at Discovery Summit Europe 2016 in Amsterdam titled "The Luck Factor." Based on his book of the same name, Wiseman's speech outlines the principles of good luck: maximising chance […]

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View the live blog of Douglas Montgomery speech

Arizona State University professor Doug Montgomery gives a keynote speech at Discovery Summit Europe 2016 in Amsterdam titled "The Flight of the Phoenix." Montgomery, a professor of engineering and statistics, discusses the reasons that some people had believed that design of experiments was no longer of interest -- as well […]

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Follow the live blog of David J. Hand keynote

David J. Hand is Senior Research Investigator and Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College London. His speech at Discovery Summit Europe 2016 in Amsterdam this morning is titled, "Playing in Everyone's Backyard." The speech title is a reference to John Tukey's famous statement: “The best thing about statistics is […]

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View the live blog of John Sall keynote speech

SAS co-founder and JMP creator John Sall is giving a keynote speech this morning at Discovery Summit Europe 2016 in Amsterdam titled "The Design of JMP." Sall says, "JMP was created in response to various forces, situations and opportunities. It evolved to address needs in unique ways. It got very […]

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Statisticians have their choice of playgrounds

The Improbability Principle author David J. Hand will address Discovery Summit Europe attendees on March 16 in Amsterdam. Here’s a preview of his keynote talk: The world relies increasingly on data and statistics. Statistics serves as a bridge between the silos of science, it underlies the successes of commerce, and […]

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