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Department of Mathematical Sciences


This week's seminars

Statistics Seminars: ''Apocalyptic volcanic super eruption that could DESTROY civilisation is much closer than we thought'', say experts

Presented by Jonathan Rougier, University of Bristol

15 November 2018 16:00 in CLC407 (Kingsley Barrett room, Calman Learning Centre)

In a recent paper we re-estimated the global magnitude-frequency relationship of large explosive volcanic eruptions ( I will describe how we addressed the twin problems of mis- and under-recording in the historical record, and how we quantified our uncertainties. I will also discuss our experience of the paper catching the attention of the mainstream media (the title is from the Daily Mail) and, if time, some of the wider implications.

Royal Statistical Society North Eastern Local Group meeting at Durham

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