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PIRSA:C08021 - Science in the 21st Century - 2008PODCAST Subscribe to podcast

Science in the 21st Century

Organizer(s): Sabine Hossenfelder   Michael Nielsen   Lee Smolin  

Collection URL: http://pirsa.org/C08021


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PIRSA:08090058  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Mendeley: A Last.fm for Research? (IT tools for Science)
Speaker(s): Victor Henning
Abstract: Mendeley is a new 'science 2.0' tool for managing & sharing academic papers. Its co-founder, Victor Henning, will highlight conceptual similarities between Last.fm and Mendeley to explore whether the ideas behind social music services can be applied to social software for researchers.
Date: 09/09/2008 - 6:40 pm

PIRSA:08090033  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Does electronic communication make any difference to the nature of expertise?
Speaker(s): Harry Collins
Abstract: I introduce `The Periodic Table of Expertises' (Collins and Evans 2007). The classification is driven by the idea of tacit knowledge. Its most important division is between the expertise of those who have acquired tacit knowledge pertaining to a specialism as a result of social interaction with the ... read more
Date: 10/09/2008 - 10:00 am

PIRSA:08090000  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Toil, Trouble, and the Cold War Bubble: Physics and the Academy since World War II.
Speaker(s): David Kaiser
Abstract: In the wake of recent swings in the values of technology stocks and the prices of real estate, many people have become (painfully) familiar with the boom-and-bust cycles of speculative bubbles. Although playing out on longer time-scales, student enrollments in the sciences have followed a remarkably... read more
Date: 10/09/2008 - 2:00 pm
Series: Colloquium

PIRSA:08090035  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Science as an ethical community
Speaker(s): Lee Smolin
Abstract: I develop the idea that science works because scientists form communities defined by a set of ethical principles which, even if imperfectly applied, tend to lead to progress in our understanding of nature. While these communities have long been international, the combination of the internet with che... read more
Date: 10/09/2008 - 3:30 pm

PIRSA:07090081  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Designing Digital Institutions: Science in Government 2.0
Speaker(s): Beth Noveck
Abstract: The current paradigm for decision-making is government is beset by instances of ideological bias and manipulation. The Bush-Cheney Administration, which imposed ideological litmus testing on scientific advisors, eliminated advisory panels, and selectively edited reports on environmental hazards and... read more
Date: 11/09/2008 - 10:00 am

PIRSA:08090036  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Sheldon Glashow Owes me a Dollar (and 17 years of interest): What happens in the marketplace of ideas when the endless frontier meets the efficient frontier?
Speaker(s): Eric Weinstein
Abstract: The emergence of novel funding structures in science may be seen as paralleling developments in financial engineering over the past 25 years. In this comparison, entities like FQXi, Perimeter Institute, CMI, Howard Hughes, the Gates Foundation and other funding agencies are emerging as 'intellectua... read more
Date: 11/09/2008 - 11:00 am

PIRSA:08090039  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Networked Individualism and the Triple Revolution: Networks, Internet and Mobility
Speaker(s): Barry Wellman
Abstract: Three revolutions are coming together to shift people's social lives away from tight-knit family and neighborhood relationships towards more far-flung, less tight, more diverse personal networks. The internet revolution, the mobile revolution, and the social network revolution are producing a new so... read more
Date: 11/09/2008 - 2:00 pm

PIRSA:08090040  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Cultural openness and its connection to online innovation in science
Speaker(s): Michael Nielsen
Abstract: How can we best take advantage of the internet to improve how science is done? Much attention has been paid to open access and open data as enablers of online innovation. In this talk, I discuss the complementary issue of cultural openness in science, and argue that a relatively closed culture is in... read more
Date: 11/09/2008 - 3:30 pm

PIRSA:08090037  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Can the Web Make Scientists Brush Their Teeth?
Speaker(s): Greg Wilson
Abstract: Computation is increasingly important in all branches of science, but most scientists have no idea how reliable their software is, and cannot reproduce even their own computational results if more than a few weeks have passed. 'Live on the web' labs and other new ideas promise to change this, but fa... read more
Date: 12/09/2008 - 10:00 am

PIRSA:08090038  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Science in the open /or/ How I learned to stop worrying and love my blog
Speaker(s): Cameron Neylon
Abstract: The idea behind the 'Open Science Movement' is that by making data, results, and protocols freely available to the research community for use and re-use a step change in the efficiency of carrying out science can be achieved. In this talk I will discuss the experience of my research group in pursuin... read more
Date: 12/09/2008 - 11:00 am

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