Emeritus Professor Brian Cox

There is no Clear Evidence

Abstract: The Government of New Zealand introduced a savings scheme known as Bonus Bonds in 1970, with the Bonus Bonds Centre located in Dunedin. It is generally based on a British scheme introduced even earlier. The University of Otago has been involved in the scheme from its inception in verifying, on behalf of the general public, that the numbers produced by the selection machine, affectionately known as Elsie, do not depart from random distributions. Professor Cox has been involved in that work since 1970, and will summarise the system, the changes to it over the years, and major work completed last year resulting from the latest change to the 33 year old software.