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Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

Seminar - ‘Evidence’: reflecting on 10 Year’s Work at the IAS from a Bayesian perspective

2nd March 2016, 13:00 to 14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Professor Tom Mcleish, Durham University


Professor Tom McLeish will reflect briefly on the 10 years of programmes at the IAS in so far as they contribute to current discussions on the meaning and framing of 'Evidence'. From 'Beyond Darwin' to 'Emergence', evidence never lurks far underneath the topic. But it remains everywhere contested. Professor McLeish suggests that the Bayesian notion of 'prior' helps to explain the divergent ways in which identical evidence is processed by different communities.

This seminar will take place in the seminar room at Cosin's Hall at 1.00pm

Places are limited and so any academic colleagues interested in attending a seminar should contact the Institute in advance to reserve a place.

 

Contact enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.