A Real Time Club Event Charting Extraordinary Futures
‘The Edge of Uncertainty’
If you’re working at the frontiers of knowledge, timing is everything...
You can have great ideas, brilliant people and all the funding you need, but if you’re too far ahead of your time, the project won’t give you the payoff you seek.
Epigenetics, quantum biology, psychoneuroimmunology and computational cosmology are just some of the scientific fields taking off in the 21st century, but they have all at some time in the past been championed by people now lost to history.
The burden of bad timing is sometimes hard to bear: in science it has resulted in lost fortunes, public opprobrium, irredeemably tarnished reputations, depression and even suicide. Get your timing right, though, and the prize can be immortality.
So, how do you survive the dangers of working at the edge of uncertainty?
As we continue with our ‘Charting Extraordinary Futures’ series of talks, discussions and debates, Michael Brooks, author of the forthcoming "At The Edge of Uncertainty: 11 Discoveries Taking Science By Surprise" looks for the answers offered in his new survey of the modern scientific endeavour
BOOK HERE to look beyond the edge of uncertainty, to stretch your thinking, to extend your network and to ask very difficult questions at the Real Time Club dinner on Tuesday 24th June 2014.
Speaker: Dr. Michael Brooks
'Michael Brooks is the canniest science writer around. He writes, above all, with attitude.'
Michael Brooks, who holds a PhD in quantum physics, is an author, journalist and broadcaster. He is a consultant at New Scientist, a magazine with over three quarters of a million readers worldwide, has a weekly column for the New Statesman and is a Huffington Post UK blogger. He is the author of ‘Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science’ and the bestselling non-fiction title ‘13 Things That Don't Make Sense’.
His writing has also appeared in the Guardian, the Independent, the Observer, the Times Higher Education, the Philadelphia Inquirer and many other newspapers and magazines. He has lectured at various places, including New York University, The American Museum of Natural History and Cambridge University.
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When & Where
Real Time Club
Born as an IT dinner club nearly 50 years ago, the Real Time Club is one of London’s foremost networking institutions. The Club’s networking events bring together people from diverse professional backgrounds with common interest in technology and society. The Club’s membership includes entrepreneurs and professionals form the tech industry, public sector, academia and finance.
Every year the Real Time Club runs a series of dinners with distinguished speakers on current issues of the information age. The Club’s dinners encourage robust and well-informed debate, while enabling interesting people to meet one another. There are around six dinners a year, most of which take place at the National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1.
Real Time Club dinners are open to non-members. Everyone is welcome to attend.