Unfathomable Odds in Lightning Strike
Herald Sun, 9 December 2016, Aaron Langmaid. What are your chances of being struck by lightning? Canadian statistician and AMSI-SSA touring lecturer, Professor Jeffrey Rosenthal, explains the unfathomable odds behind the lightning strike tragic death of US backpacker, Sam Beattie. Speaking ahead of his Melbourne lecture on 15 December, Professor Rosenthal said such events were not simply fate and with some simple number crunching we can all calculate such risks and make smarter choices.