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The aim of this group is to explore and enhance the interface between HPS and science. Though many of us in HPS engage closely with science and scientists, we could benefit from more explicit discussions about the relationship between HPS and science itself, and from more opportunities for HPS -scholars and scientists to help each other’s work.

Generally we meet on Fridays, 3.30–5.00pm in Seminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science. Further information and reading materials will be distributed through the email list of the group; please contact Hasok Chang (hc372) if you would like to be included on the list.

Seminars in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science are open to all members of the University (including academic staff, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students, and affiliates). Unless otherwise specified, they are not open to members of the public.

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How to study fire

UserJenni Sidey (Research Associate, Department of Engineering).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 13 May 2016, 15:30-17:00

The technological singularity: superintelligent machines and the future of humanity

UserMurray Shanahan (Professor of Cognitive Robotics, Imperial College London).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 06 May 2016, 15:30-17:00

How should scientists quantify academic value?

UserAlecia Carter (Research Fellow, Churchill College and Department of Zoology).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 29 April 2016, 15:30-17:00

Data-driven versus hypothesis-driven science

UserSteve Oliver (Professor of Systems Biology and Biochemistry; Director of the Cambridge Systems Biology Centre).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 22 April 2016, 15:30-17:00

Did the earth sciences have a 20th-century revolution?

UserMartin Rudwick (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 19 February 2016, 15:30-17:00

Are we tackling the causes of global warming effectively?

UserSir David King (Foreign Secretary's Special Representative on Climate Change).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 12 February 2016, 15:30-17:00

Science education

UserEugene Kang (Pusan University) and Keith Taber (Education, Cambridge).

HouseBoard Room, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 04 December 2015, 14:30-16:00

Behavioural flexibility in birds and beyond

UserCorina Logan (Department of Zoology).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 13 November 2015, 15:30-17:00

A 21st-century biologist looks at Sir Isaac Newton

UserMargaret Ann Goldstein (Baylor College of Medicine, and Clare Hall).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 30 October 2015, 15:30-17:00

Making archaeological knowledge

UserAlison Wylie (University of Washington, and Durham University) and John Robb (Archaeology, Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 23 October 2015, 15:30-17:00

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