Schlafly Bottleworks, Maplewood, MO
Citizen Science: How you can find aliens, fold proteins, measure galaxies, and more...
Robert B. Pless, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
Moderated by: Cynthia Wichelman, M.D.
SETI@home, Folding@home, and Galaxy Zoo are games that allow anyone with a computer and an Internet connection to help solve large-scale scientific problems. Professor Robert Pless will share his perspectives on why the public can beat the best computer programs and even trained researchers on some problems. He will also highlight new opportunities for engaging in “citizen science” through the use of cameras and mobile phone applications.
Science On Tap is a place where, for the price of a beverage, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place outside a traditional academic context, in the Crown Room at Schlafly Bottleworks.
Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month during the academic year, usually from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. The standard format is as follows: 20 minutes of presentation, followed by a 7 minute break for attendees to introduce themselves to each other at the table, and then an hour of discussion. Seating is limited to the first 100 people. No reservations accepted.
Room at the Schlafly Bottleworks
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