Dr. Ethan Perlstein is a Princeton researcher studying what actually happens at the cellular level with methamphetamines. While his research is new, so too is his method for funding it. Dr Perlstein has successfully raised money for his work through crowdsourcing. He is also pioneering a new ‘Open Science’ approach towards research. Is this the future of scientific funding and discovery? Dr. Perlstien will share his ‘Nate Silver’ statistical approach to crowdsourcing. You be the judge.
Martin Chalfie – is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, where he is also chair of the department of biological sciences. He shared the
Darwin’s Pharmacy: Sex, Plants & The Evolution of the Noosphere, focuses on the co-evolution of humans with psychedelic plants such as psilocybin, cannabis and ayahuasca.
Chair of Columbia U. Biological Sciences Department, leading authority on olfactory research, and author of the highly popular groundbreaking book, ‘Ignorance: How it Drives Science’. Knowledge is a big subject, says Stuart Firestein, but ignorance is a bigger one. And it is ignorance–not knowledge–that is the true engine of science.