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What's Wrong With Science?


Sat Oct 18 2014, 11:00am–2:30pm

Where: Lecture theathre 2A (LT2A-01-01), 50 Nanyang Avenue, Jurong, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: shrikraghuprasad

The World of Wisdom (WOW) is an initiative by the TEDxNTU team that aspires to serve as a think tank that attracts the brightest minds and creative spirits in Nanyang Technological University and Singapore. Through its activities, WOW seeks to foster a community of thinkers, engineers, scientists and artists with a healthy blend of idealism, pragmatism and a disregard for the impossible.

By being the platform that combines logic, ideas and passion with rationale, elegance and enthusiasm, WOW aims to inspire students to think beyond the realms of academia and routine. We believe that this will help in building strong foundations of interests, passion and character for a healthy society and a better tomorrow.

From the team that brought you TEDxNTU...Join us out West, as we engage in dialogue and stimulating discussions on : What’s Wrong with Science?

Is modern science too profit driven?

Is research all about publications, impact factor and conferences?

When does popular science become pulp fiction?

What can be done to improve scientific research?

How should science be conveyed to the general public?

The discussion will be driven by various subject matter experts who will speak out of their experience and long acquired basket of wisdom, making way for an enlightening session. Come wear your thinking hats into this enchanting arena and get ready to dive into the depths of your intriguing thoughts!

Assoc Prof Kwok Kian Woon, Associate Provost (Student Life), NTU
Ms. Diane Cmor, Deputy University Librarian
Asst Prof Teru Miyake, Philosopher of Science
More to be confirmed soon!
Lunch will be served and attractive goodies will be given away!