UA Science Lecture Series – 'There Is No Certainty'

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 7:00pm

The UA College of Science presents the first of six free lectures as part of its annual lecture series. The 2019 series is titled "Searching for Certainty."

About the series:

We hold scientists in high regard as truth seekers and knowledge keepers. Their findings and research are independently checked, verified, proven and subjected to peer review. These processes and methods are applied rigorously and form a common framework for scientific inquiry. In this series of six lectures, scientists from across disciplines will shed light on how the scientific community works together to build consensus from evidence, mediates differences of opinion in the face of debate and ultimately establishes theory – scientific truth that grows and evolves over time. 

About the lecture:

In the series kickoff lecture, "There Is No Certainty," Joanna Masel, UA professor of ecology and evolutionary biology in the College of Science, will explore scientists' gold standard tool – the randomized experiment – in contrast with mining big data, and our human discomfort with uncertainty.

Parking is available on a pay-per-use basis in the Tyndall Avenue Garage.

Main Campus
Centennial Hall
Tucson, AZ
United States
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Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact, Brittany Johnson.