"When Numbers Fail Justice"

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 02/10/2017 - 14:51

The figures presented in legal cases are sometimes based on a misleading or ill-conceived use of mathematics. CNRS News asked the mathematician Leila Schneps (IMJ-PRG laboratory in Paris, France) to explain the phenomenon. "There are many ways to misuse mathematics, and not only through calculation errors. Very often, it is a matter of failing to understand the meaning of perfectly accurate mathematical results"... Read the full article on the CNRS News website.