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Panel Discussion: Celebrating Science in a Fractured Society, April 12

Celebrating science panel featured

Celebrating science panelistsJoin a panel of participants in a conversation about one of the most grave challenges to confront humanity — the anti-science movement. The discussion will be held on Tuesday, April 12, from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Staller Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Science is one of the most powerful tools we have for meeting the grave challenges that humanity will face in the next decades. However, the recent worldwide increase in obscurantism, denialism and anti-science movements is a matter of serious concern. They have already severely undermined efforts to address climate change and the recent global COVID pandemic. Global problems such as these cannot and should not be solved for the privileged few while ignoring the wider population. Moreover, we will need to harness all of humanity’s diversity, in all its forms, in order to find solutions. What do we do to bring more of our society into the scientific conversation? How do we spark life-long appreciation for the sheer joy of “finding things out”? How do we raise awareness that either we are all part of the solution or we face an unsettling future?

The event is sponsored by the Della Pietra Family in conjunction with the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics and Stony Brook University.

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