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03/02: Simons Institute Science Communicator in Residence Talk: “Embracing the Uncertainties” by Siobhan Roberts

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing would like to invite you to attend a talk presented by Siobhan Roberts, our Science Communicator in Residence, on the topic of “Embracing the Uncertainties” on Tuesday, March 2 at 9:00am PST.

Here is a quick summary of the topic of this talk, as well as the Zoom link to use for the talk:

Simons Instutite’s Science Communicator in Residence, Siobhan Roberts, will reflect on her pandemic reporting so far and the importance of scientific uncertainty.

Siobhan is a Canadian author and journalist, currently a contributor to The New York Times’ “Science Times,” and working on a book about the mathematical logician Verena Huber-Dyson (Pantheon). She has written for Quanta, The New Yorker’s Elements science & tech blog, and The Walrus, among numerous publications. She is the author, most recently, of Genius at Play: The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway (Bloomsbury, 2015). Her first book, King of Infinite Space: Donald Coxeter, the Man Who Saved Geometry (Bloomsbury, 2006), won the Mathematical Association of America’s Euler Prize for expanding the public’s view of mathematics. She also wrote and produced a documentary film about Coxeter, The Man Who Saved Geometry, for TVOntario’s The View From Here (September 2009).

Zoom link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V6KkipvKS2iDgBdqhXyL3A

Note: If you require accommodation for communication, please contact our Access Coordinator at simonsevents@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible.

Details

Date:
March 2
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Event Category:
Website:
https://simons.berkeley.edu/

Venue

Zoom Webinar (Virtual)

Organizer

Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing