(1702 - 17 Apr 1761)
Quotes by others about Thomas Bayes (1)
[My favourite fellow of the Royal Society is the Reverend Thomas Bayes, an obscure 18th-century Kent clergyman and a brilliant mathematician who] devised a complex equation known as the Bayes theorem, which can be used to work out probability distributions. It had no practical application in his lifetime, but today, thanks to computers, is routinely used in the modelling of climate change, astrophysics and stock-market analysis.
- 17 Apr - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Bayes's death.