David Spiegelhalter's favourite people of science

David Spiegelhalter, one of our favourite experts on statistics, recently joined David Attenborough, Bill Bryson and other eminent contributors on the Royal Society's People of Science series. In the series Brian Cox discovers the scientific inspirations of Royal Society Fellows. Spiegelhalter chose two giants of the history of statistics: Thomas Bayes and Ronald Fisher. In the video below he explains why.

Sir David Spiegelhalter OBE is Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge and also director of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication. Here is a list of Spiegelhalter's numerous Plus articles.