The Signal And The Noise: An Evening With Nate Silver March 7

Nate Silver.

Nate Silver, editor-in-chief of ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight.

By Sam Peshek, Texas A&M University Marketing and Communications

From politics to sports and pop culture and everywhere in between, Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight stands apart from traditional media outlets with its unique analytical approach to news and world events. On Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. in Rudder Auditorium, Silver will visit Texas A&M University to share his perspectives in a discussion titled The Signal and the Noise: An Evening with Nate Silver.

Molded by Silver’s knack for using unique methodologies in statistics, FiveThirtyEight has published stories correctly predicting the outcomes of elections, improbable World Series championship runs, prospects for the passage of legislation like health care and LGBT rights and award shows like the Oscars and the Grammys.

MSC Bethancourt Vice Chair Brandon Minns said even those who aren’t familiar with Silver’s work will enjoy his perspectives and will leave Rudder Auditorium viewing the world with a different point of view.

“As humans we are hardwired to view things in black and white, as in something will or will not happen, when the world is actually more probabilistic than that,” Minns said. “It will really change your biases and change your way of thinking.”

Tickets are $7 for students, $5 for groups of 10 or more, and $10 for the general public.  Tickets can be purchased at the MSC Box Office or online.

For more on the event, visit Facebook.

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