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Monday, April 21, 2014

Sloppy Models, Differential Geometry, And How Science Works

Colloquium | April 21 | 4:15-5:30 p.m. | LeConte Hall, Room #1

Jamers Sethna, Professor of Physics, Cornell University

Department of Physics

Models of systems biology, climate change, ecosystems, and macroeconomics have parameters that are hard or impossible to measure directly. If we fit these unknown parameters, fiddling with them until they agree with past experiments, how much can we trust their predictions? We have found that predictions can be made despite huge uncertainties in the parameters -- many parameter combinations are...   More >

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cosmology Seminar

Seminar: Cosmology Seminars | April 22 | 1:10 p.m. | B1 Hearst Field Annex


Department of Astronomy

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Astronomy Colloquium

Colloquium: Astronomy Colloquia | April 24 | 4:10 p.m. | 1 LeConte Hall

Risa Wechsler, Stanford

Department of Astronomy