Deep Prediction – Jun 19

Scientific forecasts span a staggering breadth of time scales, and they range in precision from vague & qualitative to exact & quantitative. This presentation will provide an overview of predictability. We’ll look at examples drawn from trading, meteorology, celestial mechanics, and cosmology. Finally, we'll end with the latest research-based forecasts for what will happen to the Universe in the extremely distant future.

Our speaker, Dr. Greg Laughlin, is Professor of Astronomy at Yale University. He is co-author of The Five Ages of the Universe and co-founder of the online prediction aggregator Metaculus.


Greg Laughlin

WHAT: Deep Prediction: Forecasting on Time Scales from Microseconds to Eons
WHO: Greg Laughlin, Professor of Astronomy, Yale University
WHERE: ONLINE, via Zoom [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89697734661]
WHEN: 2021-06-19 — 7:30 PDT, Sat, June 19 (1 hour)
Add to Calendar YYYY-MM-DD 2021-06-19 19:30 2021-06-19 20:30 Wonderfest, Deep Prediction: Forecasting on Time Scales from Microseconds to Eons Speaker: Greg Laughlin, Professor of Astronomy, Yale University
Description:

Scientific forecasts span a staggering breadth of time scales, and they range in precision from vague & qualitative to exact & quantitative. This presentation will provide an overview of predictability. We’ll look at examples drawn from trading, meteorology, celestial mechanics, and cosmology. Finally, we'll end with the latest research-based forecasts for what will happen to the Universe in the extremely distant future.

Our speaker, Dr. Greg Laughlin, is Professor of Astronomy at Yale University. He is co-author of The Five Ages of the Universe and co-founder of the online prediction aggregator Metaculus.

Location: ONLINE, via Zoom
HOW:

This free event is co-produced by Wonderfest and the Mt. Tam Astronomy Program. Please use the Eventbrite space below to help nonprofit Wonderfest share the excitement of science with the general public.


Collaborators:
Mount Tamalpais Astronomy Program [https://www.mttamastronomy.org]