The Postgraduate Seminar series continues this Thursday at 3pm in Carslaw 273. Our student talk is by Jenny Wilcox (title and abstract below), and our general talk is by Mary Myerscough, who will be helping us understand "What your supervisor hates to hear". Food and drink will be provided, and all are welcome! Jenny Wilcox Title: An example of inconsistency for non parametric maximum likelihood estimation of mixture distributions "A simple example is given where the non parametric maximum likelihood estimator of the number of mass points $K$ of a mixing distribution is inconsistent for the true number $k$. A series of pictures and a mysterious lack of detail will be presented to show that in the example given, P(K=k) tends to 0."