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Jimena Canales – How Far can Facts Take Us? Einstein and Bergson, Ghosts and Demons

December 13, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Room 801, NYU-Gallatin
1 Washington Place, New York, NY

Speaker: Jimena Canales, Research Affiliate in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

What is the role of facts in scientific revolutions? Some of the most important controversies and discoveries in modern science involved agreement about basic facts but disagreement about something else. A long tradition in the history and philosophy of science, from Thomas S. Kuhn to Bruno Latour, has focused on the emergence of scientific facts. This talk will continue that work by discussing advances in science that were not settled by known facts, focusing in particular on the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics.

This event is free and open to the public.
This event is part of the New York History of Science Lecture Series.

Sponsoring Organizations:
New York University
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Columbia University in the City of New York
City University of New York
The New York Academy of Sciences
The New York Academy of Medicine


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