CSI: Ancient Athens

Andrew Jaffe shares my love of oddities regarding probability theory:

Before it happened, I would have said slim. But since it happened, 100%.

€”Lawrence Fishburne, CSI, on the chances of being hit in the head by a tortoise dropped by a bird of prey.

I’ve never seen CSI.  Are they investigating the death of Aeschylus?

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Ted Bunn

I am chair of the physics department at the University of Richmond. In addition to teaching a variety of undergraduate physics courses, I work on a variety of research projects in cosmology, the study of the origin, structure, and evolution of the Universe. University of Richmond undergraduates are involved in all aspects of this research. If you want to know more about my research, ask me!

2 thoughts on “CSI: Ancient Athens”

  1. Oddly enough, just a few weeks ago I warned a bald, hatless classical scholar I happen to know about the dangers of falling tortoises. But I thought it was Sophocles who died that way until Wikipedia set me straight.

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