Open Science Meetup with Stuart Firestein

The Authorea Team

Authorea is excited to announce our 5th NYC Open Science Meetup on Thursday, Sept 22nd, 2016!
We welcome Chair of Columbia Biological Sciences and neuroscientist, Dr. Stuart Firestein! He is the author of "Ignorance: How It Drives Science", where he writes that conducting science is something like searching for a black cat in a dark room — very difficult, especially when, as is often the case, it turns out there is no cat. In his 2013 Ted Talk, "The Pursuit of Ignorance", he gets to the heart of science as it is really practiced and suggests that we should value what we don't know— or "high-quality ignorance"—just as much as what we know.

Stuart is also the author of "Failure: Why Science Is So Successful", where he elaborates on how success requires embracing failure; how great discoveries arise out of failed attempts that continue to provoke and puzzle. Firestein studies the vertebrate olfactory system, seeking answers to the fundamental human question: "How do I smell?". He also serves as an advisor for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s program for the Public Understanding of Science and has been awarded the Lenfest Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award for excellence in scholarship and teaching.

Come hear and learn about the current state of your ignorance with Dr. Stuart Firestein. As always, wine, beer, and light bites will be served.

43 West 23rd Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 
Special thank you to Rise New York for donating its awesome event space! 


See you there!

Authorea Team

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