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The Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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The Wisdom of the Crowd

Join Professor Marcus du Sautoy OBE FRS for a night of interactive experiments exploring the power of crowds in answering certain numerical questions. From guessing the weight of a cow or the number of sweets in a jar, there is evidence that the average of a crowd's guesses can deliver surprisingly accurate results.
When Nov 29, 2017
from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Where The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG
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Professor du Sautoy will carry out a number of live interactive quizzes and experiments to test these ideas and look at how these principals can be harnessed for citizen science projects. The event is interactive, and will require a smartphone in order to participate.

It is free to attend, and no registration is required. Doors open at 6pm, and seating is first-come, first-served.

This event will be hosted in partnership with the University of Oxford as part of the AHRC's Constructing Scientific Communities project.

 

For further details, please see the source article here.

The Global Challenges Initiative is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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