Michael Nielsen Reinventing Discovery:
The Era of Networked Science
Nielsen to Introduce The New Era of Networked Science
A Bay Area Science Festival Event.
Location: The Tech Museum New Venture Hall Tuesday, November 1, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$10.00/$5:00 for members
Michael Nielsen, pioneer of quantum computing and author of "Reinventing Discovery," comes to The Tech Museum on November 1, to introduce us to a new era of science. In a vastly different world where the Internet revolves around everything we do, science is using the social tools of today to revolutionize scientific discovery.
In "Reinventing Discovery," Nielsen states we are living during one of the most dramatic times for change in science in more than 300 years. While pundits argue that the web is changing business, this book questions something more — how the Internet is changing the way we understand the world.
Learn how mathematicians in the Polymath Project are coming together online to tackle previously unsolved issues. Understand how 250,000 astronomers are collaborating to better understand the Universe and are making discoveries like entirely new galaxies. "Reinventing Discovery" is the story of how the Internet is revolutionizing the way scientists are working to solve problems and increase our brainpower. Nielson shows how the online world is revolutionizing scientific discovery today — and that this revolution is only beginning.
About Michael Nielsen:
Michael Nielsen is one of the pioneers of quantum computation. Together with Ike Chuang of MIT, he wrote the standard text on quantum computation. This is one of the ten most highly cited physics books of all time (Source: Google Scholar, December 2007). He is the author of more than fifty scientific papers, including invited contributions to Nature and Scientific American. His research contributions include:
the majorization theorem governing the manipulation of entangled quantum states;
involvement in one of the first quantum teleportation experiments, named as one of Science Magazine's Top Ten Breakthroughs of the Year for 1998;
quantum gate teleportation;
quantum process tomography;
and critical contributions to the formula for the quantum channel capacity.
About Bay Area Science Festival
October 29 - November 6
The Tech Museum is thrilled to be part of first annual Bay Area Science Festival. We have created many special events and activities to celebrate science at The Tech Museum and throughout the Bay Area.