Infamous number-cruncher, blogger, and bestselling author Nate Silver has managed to make statistics sexy, in a career that began with predicting the World Series and moved towards uncannily accurate political forecasting on his blog FiveThirtyEight.com. Named one of "The World's 100 Most Influential People" by Time magazine before he was thirty, Silver was voted "Coolest Man of the Year" in the San Francisco Chronicle's reader's poll last year, after accurately predicting 50 out of 50 states in the 2012 election (and 49 out of 50 in 2008). "He changed how political campaigns are understood, showing that in a data-saturated world, the masses hungered for someone who could make sense of it all" (Crains New York).
Program notes are available approximately one week before the performance.
(Single tickets for Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela go on sale as follows:
June 7 at 1 pm: Donors $100+
June 9 at noon: Email Club and UCB Faculty/Staff
June 12 at noon: general public
Subscribers to the 2015/16 Season and Donors of $1,500 and above may order single tickets to all other 2015/16 events now; Donors of $100+ on July 28; to Email Club on August 4; and to the general public on August 11, 2015.)
Venue: Zellerbach Hall
Price: Tickets start at $20
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