Mathematics Professor Stanley Rothman to Discuss Batting Streaks
by Staff ◊ Oct 15, 2010
Stanley Rothman, of Cheshire, professor of mathematics and chairman of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Quinnipiac University, will present the lecture, “Streaking: Finding the Probability for Various Batting Streaks,” at 4pm on Wednesday, October 27, in the Mancheski Executive Seminar Room in the Lender School of Business at Quinnipiac.
Rothman has been teaching at Quinnipiac since 1970 and has been the mathematics chair since 1992. His most recent research interest has been the field of Sabermetrics, the analysis of baseball through object evidence, including baseball statistics, which measure in-game activity rather than industry activity. Rothman’s new book, “Basic Statistics: Using Baseball to Bring Statistics to Life,” will be published by John Hopkins Press in 2011.
Rothman’s lecture, which is part of Sigma Xi’s Albert Notation Memorial Series Seminar, is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 203.582.8652.
Sigma Xi was founded in 1886 to honor excellence in scientific investigation and encourage a sense of companionship and cooperation among researchers in all fields of science and engineering. The Greek letters “sigma” and “xi” form the acronym of the society’s motto, “Spoudon Xynones,” which translates as “companions in zealous research.”
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