What is the difference between evidence, fact, and proof? Can we quantify evidence; is something more evident than something else? What does it take to convince a scientist, a scientific community, and the general public of the correctness of a scientific result in the era of very complicated experiments, big data, and weak signals?
Hosted by the Simons Foundation and John Templeton Foundation, and in collaboration with the World Science Festival, this discussion between Brian Greene and science writer Jim Baggott will address these and related questions. It will be of interest to established researchers, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and the well-informed general public.
There will be a reception immediately following this event at 6:45.