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13 Aug 2014
Bristol, United Kingdom
Bristol Festival of Ideas
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Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist

In the popular imagination, science is a collection of arcane facts that only a tiny minority of people are capable of understanding. In reality, science a process for generating knowledge by looking at the world, thinking of possible explanations for interesting phenomena, testing those models by observation and experiment, and telling the results of those tests to others. This process is an essential human activity, something we all do every day, often just for fun.

Chad Orzel, author of How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog will explain how everyday activities like card games, crossword puzzles, and sports make use of the same mental tools scientists have used to revolutionize our understanding of the universe.

This event begins at 18:30 and is free of charge, but attendees should book tickets in advance.