Science of Uncertainty 1 - Osman & Clegg
10.00am to 11.00am
Dr Magda Osman
11.30am to 12.30pm
Mr Brian Clegg
Magda Osman is Senior Lecturer in Experimental Cognitive Psychology at Queen Mary University of London and leads the Dynamic Learning & Decision Making Laboratory, which addresses such questions as: How to make decisions in order to plan for the future? How do we make decisions under dynamic uncertainty? and Do we really make decisions unconsciously? She is author of three books including Controlling Uncertainty: Decision Making and Learning in Complex Worlds, which reviews and discusses the most current research relating to the ways we can control the uncertain world around us. She has advised various institutions, including the Bank of England and the House of Lords. Her presentation will address how people make decisions and learn to adapt their behaviour in complex dynamic environments.
Brian Clegg is an award-winning British science writer and public speaker who has written over 20 popular science books on topics including light, infinity, quantum entanglement and surviving the impact of climate change, and biographies of Roger Bacon and Eadweard Muybridge. He is a regular speaker and has spoken at a range of venues, from Oxford and Cambridge universities to the Dana Centre at London's Science Museum. His book A Brief History of Infinity was launched with a sell-out lecture at the Royal Institution in London. He is also a regular contributor to both radio and TV programmes and writes regular columns, features and reviews for numerous magazines and newspapers. His books include Ecologic, A Brief History of Infinity and Dice World.