What is... causality?

Jonas Peters will explain what causality is.

Abstract: In the field of causality we try to understand how a system reacts under interventions (e.g. in gene knock-out experiments). These questions go beyond statistical dependencies and can therefore not be answered by standard regression techniques, for example. In this talk, we briefly introduce a language for formulating causal statements and discuss some of the problems that are addressed in the field.

"What is...?" is an accessible and non-technical seminar where speakers explain in one (short) lecture some object or theorem that they think is interesting. There will be drinks and snacks during the talk. See the seminar website for more information.