Persi Diaconis

Persi Diaconis

Persi Diaconis was born on January 31, 1945.

In addition to being a former magician, He is particularly known for tackling mathematical problems involving randomness and randomization, such as coin flipping and shuffling playing cards.

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Francis Galton

Francis Galton

Francis Galton died on January 17, 1911.

Galton introduced the statistical concept of correlation and discovered the phenomenon of regression toward the mean. He was the first to apply statistical methods to the study of human differences and inheritance of intelligence, and introduced the use of questionnaires and surveys for collecting data on human communities, which he needed for genealogical and biographical works and for his anthropometric studies.