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Columbia Associate Professor Honored in Mathematics Anthology

An article by Dr. Prakash Gorroochurn, associate professor of biostatistics at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, was named one of the best writings on mathematics in 2013. Titled Errors of Probability in Historical Context, the piece was featured in the anthology “The Best Writing on Mathematics 2013” published by Princeton University Press, with a foreword by Roger Penrose. The article reviews instances of fallacious reasoning that were made in the calculus of probability when the discipline was first developed and provides the historical context of these errors.