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Author @ the Library: "Who's Bigger: Where Historical Figures Really Rank," with Steven Skiena, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University.
This illustrated lecture brings quantitative analysis to bear on ranking and comparing historical reputations by aggregating the traces of millions of opinions, just as Google ranks webpages. Rankings of more than one thousand of history's most significant people in science, politics, entertainment, and all areas of human endeavor are presented.
See other Mid-Manhattan programs here: January 2014 Program Calendar