Special Seminar

Herzberg Public Lecture: Frugal Science in the Age of Curiosity

Monday, 03 June 2019 07:30PM PDT
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Special Seminar

Manu Prakash
Stanford University

Herzberg Public Lecture: Frugal Science in the Age of Curiosity

Jun 3, 2019 at 7:30pm in C9001 (doors open at 7:00pm)

Synopsis

Science faces an accessibility challenge. Although information/knowledge is fast becoming available to everyone around the world, the experience of science is significantly limited. One approach to solving this challenge is to democratize access to scientific tools. Manu Prakash believes this can be achieved via “Frugal science”; a philosophy that inspires design, development, and deployment of ultra-affordable yet powerful scientific tools for the masses. Using examples from his own work (Foldscope: one-dollar origami microscope, Paperfuge: a twenty-cent high-speed centrifuge), Dr. Prakash will describe the process of identifying challenges, designing solutions, and deploying these tools globally to enable open ended scientific curiosity/inquiries in communities around the world. By connecting the dots between science education, global health and environmental monitoring, he will explore the role of “simple” tools in advancing access to better human and planetary health in a resource limited world.
 

Because seating is limited, we recommend that you reserve a (free) ticket at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/herzberg-memorial-public-lecture-frugal-science-in-the-age-of-curiosity-tickets-59797812868