Displaying all lectures given by: Eric Weinstein

A Science Less Dismal: Welcome to the Economic Manhattan Project
Speaker(s): Eric Weinstein
Abstract: An unexpected economic crisis provides an excellent opportunity to better understand the state of Economic theory as a science. While there appears to have been a broad systemic failure within the community of professional economists to predict the current collapse, it must be noted that there have ... read more
Date: 01/05/2009 - 9:15 am

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

Gauge Theory and Inflation: Enlarging the Wu-Yang Dictionary to a unifying Rosetta Stone for Geometry in Application
Speaker(s): Eric Weinstein
Abstract: The close relationship between geometry and fundamental physics can be seen from surveying the basic equations underlying the known forces of nature. What has made these repeated appearances of gauge fields and curvature tensors particularly striking in recent years is lack of any comparable applica... read more
Date: 24/05/2006 - 2:00 pm
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