Oct 11: Michael Nielsen: Open Science: The Promise and the Challenge

Oct 11th at 10:30AM in “The Great Hall” (in Levering Hall)
Open Science: The Promise and the Challenge
Abstract:
The net is transforming many aspects of our society, from finance to friendship. And yet scientists, who
helped create the net, are extremely conservative in how they use it. Although the net has great potential
to transform science, most scientists remain stuck in a centuries-old system for the construction of
knowledge. I will describe some leading-edge projects that show how online tools can radically change and
improve science (using projects in Mathematics and Citizen Science as examples), and will then go on to
discuss why these tools haven’t spread to all corners of science, and how we can change that.

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