Royal Institute

Mathematics

The 10 Equations that Rule the World

The Royal Institution explores the ten equations that run the world.

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Statistics

How Not to Fall for Bad Statistics

Worried about a shark attack when you go to the beach? Then you need to watch this video. From causation and correlation, to relative and absolute risk, Jennifer Rogers explains how to figure out if the stats we are presented in newspapers are accurate. Jennifer Rogers holds the position of Director of Statistical Consultancy Services […]

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Space

How to Cope With Living on Mars Q&A

Here’s a lively panel discussion from the Royal Institute covering the ethics of space travel, life on mars, and more.

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AI Machine Learning

Hannah Fry – Should Computers Run the World?

Dr. Hannah Fry explores the power of algorithms, AI, and pigeons in this talk from the Royal Institute. From the YouTube description: Algorithms are increasingly used to make decisions in healthcare, transport, finance and security. How can they best be used and what happens when things go wrong?

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Mathematics Science

The Art of Logic – How to Think Like a Mathematician

In this talk given at the Royal Institute, Eugenia Cheng explores how anyone can think like a mathematician to understand what people are really telling us – and how we can argue back. Taking a careful scalpel to fake news, politics, privilege, sexism and dozens of other real-world situations, she will teach us how to […]

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Philosophy Fridays Science

The Physics and Philosophy of Time

Time is something we all experience and wish we had more of. But what exactly is time? From Boltzmann to quantum theory, from Einstein to loop quantum gravity, our understanding of time has been undergoing radical transformations. Carlo Rovelli brings together physics, philosophy and art to unravel the mystery of time.

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