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Haim Shapira: How Game Theory, Strategy and Probability Rule Our Lives

5 December 2016 - 7:01pm -- miranda
Festival EventsSunday, March 5

Haim Shapira: How Game Theory, Strategy and Probability Rule Our Lives

Kings Place, Hall 2

2017-03-05 11:00:00


Haim Shapira

This event took place on Sunday 5 March 2017 as part of Jewish Book Week 2017. To watch a video of this event, click here.

Using a grand piano as his prop, Haim Shapira explores the interplay between happiness and game theory in his contemplation of an eclectic range of theories. His books provide many humorous anecdotes and insightful examples of how our daily lives are affected by Game Theory, the mathematical formulisation of interactive decision-making. Drawing on literary and philosophical sources, Shapira invites us to challenge our perspectives on happiness. We all want to be happy, but what is happiness anyway?

Sponsored by David and Judy Dangoor


Haim Shapira

Haim Shapira is an expert in Game Theory, a writer, and an accomplished concert pianist. He holds two PhDs from Tel Aviv University (Mathematical Genetics and Science Education), is one of Israel's most in-demand lecturers, and is the author of seven best-selling books.  He teaches mathematics, psychology, philosophy and literature; and fascinates audiences around the world giving lectures at leading venues and events.