Hannah Fry: What numbers can (and can't) tell us about ourselves - Public Lecture

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Hannah Fry: What numbers can (and can't) tell us about ourselves - Public Lecture

 Aug 03 2021

17:00 - 18:00

ICMS are delighted to welcome Prof Hannah Fry for an evening exploring the power of data.

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It's often easy to become blinded by the power of data and believe that, with enough information, human behaviour is predictable. And in many ways, it is - there are no shortage of terrific stories where numbers have unlocked the answers to our biggest questions. But numbers can also lead us perilously astray.

In this Public Lecture, Prof Hannah Fry explores the lessons that science has learned about what parts of our future are truly forecastable and what happens when things go wrong. We'll have a look at the awesome power and potential of data, and find its limitations.

Hannah Fry is an Associate Professor in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London. She is also an experienced public speaker, award winning science presenter, and best-selling author, known for her joyful ability to bring maths to life for audiences of all interests and abilities.

Timings (all BST):

17.00 - Introduction

17.05 - Public Lecture

17.45 - Q&A

18.00 - Event Ends

This online event will be hosted on Zoom. Ticket holders will receive an email on the day of the event, with instructions on how to join the lecture and subsequent Q&A.

Registration will close at 11.00 on the day of the event.