Summer 2022 ends

So, the summer has ended and a new academic year has started. This summer I finally was able to get almost three weeks of decent vacation time (even did some unsuccessful fishing and stargazing). Thus I have recovered enough energy to prepare some new content for Physics of Risk. So Physics of Risk lives again!

Now, this semester we will take a look at a quite a few statistical puzzles. Some of the upcoming posts will be inspired by recent preprints I have seen on the arXiv this summer, while others will be solutions to various Riddler problems published on

I was also considering writing a couple of posts on point processes (related to my newest paper [1]), random telegraph noise (currently still working on this paper) and non-Markovian opinion dynamics (seen couple of interesting seminars this summer). Though these will likely have to wait until after the new year.

Photo of a book by N. Arya (available from

Happy new academic year!