|Frank Carter Duckworth
December 26, 1939 |
Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
|Known for||Duckworth–Lewis method, Risk perception|
Frank Carter Duckworth MBE (born 26 December 1939 in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire) is a retired English statistician, and is one of the two statisticians who developed the Duckworth–Lewis method of resetting targets in interrupted one-day cricket matches. He studied physics (BSc Hons 1961) and earned a PhD (1965) in metallurgy at the University of Liverpool. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a mathematical scientist for the English nuclear power industry. He is a consultant statistician to the International Cricket Council, and the editor of the Royal Statistical Society's monthly news magazine, RSS News. He also served on the editorial board of Significance before stepping down in 2010. In 2004 he delivered the Royal Statistical Society Schools Lecture, entitled Lies and Statistics.
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