What To Do with 500,000 Citizen Scientists
Coming all the way from the University of Oxford, Chris Lintott brings more than a British accent; he shows us a revolutionary way to do science that breaches the historical boundaries between scientist and ordinary citizen. “Citizen Science,” as Lintott calls it, uses the internet and his website, zooniverse.org, to harness the collective brain power of thousands of ordinary people to process massive amounts of data. It’s the new Big Science and already it’s discovering galaxies, decoding ancient texts, and helping predict the future of climate change by looking at weather from the past. What other questions can it answer? What other worlds will it discover? Plug in your brain and decide for yourself.
April 17, 2012 | 6:30 p.m. | Kane Hall
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