Simons Foundation Presents – Reporting in the Margins of Error
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Being wrong and making mistakes is part of the human experience.
As part of their core values, scientists and journalists take this one step further and share a commitment to the pursuit of proving themselves wrong in hopes of moving their work forward to benefit society.
As editor-in-chief of Spectrum and co-founder of Retraction Watch, Ivan Oransky has kept a close eye on this process. For more than a decade, he has reported on retractions of scientific papers to increase transparency within the scientific community.
Similarly, science journalist and author Angela Saini has worked to uncover how bias has negatively impacted science throughout history and how recognizing our biases can lead to better science. In her role as chair of the Royal Institution’s Challenging Pseudoscience group, she also combats modern-day scientific misinformation.
Join Oransky and Saini as they sit down with Ivvet Abdullah-Modinou, director of outreach, education and engagement at the Simons Foundation, to discuss how science works and what checks and balances can be put into place to correct it when it doesn’t.
To attend this in-person event, you will need to:
- Register in advance
- Provide valid photo ID upon entering the building
- Present your digital or printed Eventbrite ticket confirmation; make sure it is for the correct event and that the name on it matches your ID
- Wear a mask while in the auditorium and restrooms
Please note that when you enter the Simons Foundation buildings, you are attesting that you are not experiencing COVID symptoms and are not knowingly positive for COVID.