At PyData Global 2023 I will present a talk, “Extremes, outliers, and GOATs: On life in a lognormal world”. The schedule has not been posted yet, but when it’s available, I’ll add the info here. Here is the abstract: The fastest runners are much faster than we expect from a Gaussian distribution, and the best chess players are much better. In almost every field of human endeavor, there are outliers who stand out even among the most talented people in the world. Where do they come from?