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Web Science Institute Distinguished Lecture, Friday 24 April 2015 Event

Professor Chris Lintott
Time:
18:00 - 19:00
Date:
24 April 2015
Venue:
University of Southampton Highfield Campus Education Building 34, Room 3001

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Sam Collins on 023 80 593255 or email S.A.Collins@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

The Web Science Institute is delighted to announce that Professor Chris Lintott from the University of Oxford will be giving a lecture here at the University of Southampton on Friday 24 April.

Professor Lintott will be giving a talk entitled: Lessons from the Zooniverse: Science with a Million People

"The web has proved to be a remarkable space for collaboration, as myriads of communities have gathered with purpose to form what Tim Berners-Lee called ‘social machines’. Amongst them is the Zooniverse, the world's largest and most successful scientific crowdsourcing platform, engaging more than a million volunteers in tasks including classifying galaxies, discovering planets and mapping star formation in the Milky Way. This talk will investigate how the web can enable science on enormous scales, look at the implications for fields from disaster relief to politics and consider the future collaboration between humans and machines. It will also include at least two images of penguins."

All are welcome but please register via our Eventbrite page.

Eventbrite - WSI Distinguished Lecture with Professor Chris Lintott

Speaker information

Professor Chris Lintott,University of Oxford,Chris Lintott is a professor of astrophysics at the University of Oxford, where he is also a research fellow at New College. As Principal Investigator of the Zooniverse, he leads a team who run the world's most successful citizen science projects, allowing more than a million people to discover planets, transcribe ancient papyri or explore the Serengeti. A passionate advocate of the public understanding of science, he is best known as co-presenter of the BBC's long running Sky at Night program and the author, with Queen guitarist Brian May and Sir Patrick Moore of two books, both available in more than 13 languages including American.

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