Role of Chance In Baseball / Heisenberg Correspondence


Guests:
Jim Albert
* Co-author, Curve Ball: Baseball, Statistics, and the Role of Chance in the * Game (2001, Copernicus Books)
* Chair, Sports Section
* American Statistical Association
* Professor, Mathematics and Statistics
* Bowling Green State University
* Bowling Green, Ohio

Jay Bennett
* Co-author, Curve Ball: Baseball, Statistics, and the Role of Chance in the Game (2001, Copernicus Books)
* Editor, Statistics in Sport (1998, Edward Arnold)
* Senior Scientist
* Telcordia Technologies
* Fairhaven, New Jersey

Jeremy Bernstein
* Author, Hitler's Uranium Club: The Secret Recordings at Farm Hall (2001, Copernicus Books)
* Professor Emeritus of Physics
* Stevens Institute of Technology
* Aspen, Colorado

Spring training is just a few weeks away—and that means it9s time to talk baseball. Ranking players, teams, and managers by the numbers— their stats— is a traditional part of the national pass-time. This hour, we'll talk with two mathematicians—and fans—who look at the baseball numbers game from, well, left field. Plus, is the mystery of "Copenhagen" solved? We'll hear from author Jeremy Bernstein about the possible resolution to an intense debate about the 1941 Copenhagen meeting between physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg.

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