The Winter Series is The Royal Society of Tasmania’s major event of the year. This year will focus on the topic “Living in an uncertain world: data and decisions” reflecting the tensions that exist as global populations and individuals alike seek to make decisions within the context of incomplete knowledge.
Over the three evenings, six excellent public speakers will talk through how uncertainty affects our thinking, planning, scientific understanding and, indeed, how humans are perhaps the most uncertain of all things!
The Lectures are free and anyone interested in hearing more is welcome to come along – with family and friends! We look forward to seeing you.
Lecture 1: Wednesday July 13, 2016
Chair: Professor Brigid Heywood, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), UTAS
Understanding how humans make decisions – Prof Andrew Heathcote, UTAS
Science at the environmental policy interface – Prof Marcus Haward, UTAS
Lecture 2: Wednesday July 20, 2016
Chair: Hon Michael Ferguson MP, Minister for Information Technology and Innovation
Probing the Earth with sparse data – A/Prof Anya Reading, UTAS
Embracing uncertainty in molecular evolution – A/Prof Barbara Holland, UTAS
Lecture 3: Wednesday July 27, 2016
Chair: Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AM, Governor of Tasmania
The psychology of climate science denial – Dr John Cook, UQ
Smart grids, messy society – A/Prof Heather Lovell, UTAS
The Winter Series will run over 3 consecutive Wednesday evenings during July – 13th, 20th and 27th, for 7.30 pm at Stanley Burbury Theatre, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay. Exact times will be advertised closer to the events.