The Limits of Science: A Discussion and Book Signing with Theoretical Physicist Massimiliano Di Ventra

Date/Time
02/26/2019 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Geisel Library, Seuss Room

 

The Limits of Science: A Discussion & Book Signing with Massimiliano Di Ventra
Tuesday, February 26 • 4:30 – 6 p.m. 
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

In his new book, The Scientific Method: Reflections from a Practitioner, theoretical physicist Massimiliano Di Ventra discusses in a clear and colloquial style what type of information science can provide of the natural world, and how scientists go about investigating it.

At this event, Di Ventra will engage the audience by explaining the scientific methodology from the point of view of an experienced practitioner. He will also clarify the limits of science and the errors one makes when abusing its method in contexts that are not scientific. A book signing will follow the talk; copies of the book will be available for purchase from the UC San Diego Bookstore.

Di Ventra is a professor of physics at UC San Diego. He’s the author of more than 200 scientific publications, three textbooks, and holds four U.S. patents. He has delivered more than 300 invited talks worldwide on his research. In 2018, he was named one of the most influential scientific minds in his field by Clarivate Analytics.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information about the event, please contact the event coordinator, Mariah Fellows.


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Driving Directions from North of UC San Diego
1. Take I-5 southbound past the 5/805 split.
2. Take Genesee Avenue exit westbound (right off freeway).
3. Take Genesee Avenue to North Torrey Pines Road.
4. Turn left on North Torrey Pines.
5. Turn left on to North Point Drive.
6. Follow North Point Dr. through the stop signs; as it curves right it will become Hopkins Drive.
7. Continue on Hopkins Drive until you reach Voigt Drive.
8. The Hopkins parking structure is at the corner of Voigt Drive with entrances on both Hopkins and Voigt Drive.

Driving Directions from South of UC San Diego
1. Take I-5 northbound.
2. Take La Jolla Village Drive westbound (left off freeway).
3. La Jolla Village Drive turns into North Torrey Pines Road. Stay on it to North Point Drive.
4. Turn right on North Point Drive.
5. Follow North Point Dr. through the stop signs; as it curves right it will become Hopkins Drive.
6. Continue on Hopkins Drive until you reach Voigt Drive.
7. The Hopkins parking structure is at the corner of Voigt Drive with entrances on both Hopkins and Voigt Drive.

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