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Doing Science in the Open, Oct. 4

Michael Nielsen Talks About Open Science

When: Tuesday, October 4, 4 p.m.
Where: Love Auditorium, Levine Science Research Center (LSRC B101) (Map)

The internet is causing a radical change in how science is done. In this talk, Michael Nielsen will describe how mass online collaborations are being used to prove mathematical theorems; how online markets are allowing scientific problems to be outsourced; and how online citizen science projects are enabling amateurs to make scientific discoveries. These and other projects show how we can use online tools to amplify our collective intelligence, and so extend our scientific problem-solving ability.

About Michael Nielsen
Michael Nielsen is an author and advocate of open science. His book about open science, Reinventing Discovery, will be published by Princeton University Press in 2011. Prior to this book, Nielsen was an internationally known scientist who helped pioneer the field of quantum computation. For more, see his website.

Please note that this event takes place in Love Auditorium in the Levine Science Research Center. Click here to see the building location on a campus map.

Reception to follow. This event is free and open to the public.

For those unable to attend the talk in person, you can watch a live stream from your own computer by clicking here. Participants are encouraged to tweet the talk using the hashtag #nielsenduke.

For a preview of what you'll hear at Nielsen's talk, see this video from a TED talk he gave in April, or a series of tweets from a similar talk he gave in London in September.

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Posted 15 September 2011

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