2012

2012 Nerenberg Lecture

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The 2012 Nerenberg Lecture was delivered by The Rt. Hon. Christopher Monckton, Third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley at the University of Western Ontario on March 19th 2012. The following information about the event is take from the University of Western Ontario's website for this event Premise:Mathematics is the lingua franca of the sciences. Few speak it. Today’s statesmen and the handful of courtiers they have time to trust must often go beyond their expertise.

Nerenberg Lecture: The Courtier's Conundrum (Christopher Monckton)

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Mathematics is the lingua franca of the sciences. Few speak it. Today’s statesmen and the handful of courtiers they have time to trust must often go beyond their expertise. This is the Courtier’s Conundrum: how can the inexpert adviser advise expertly? Margaret Thatcher’s six policy advisers were not scientists. Yet they often gave scientific advice, because they had to. They applied what they knew to what they did not.

NSERC Long Range Plan for Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

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The NSERC Long Range Plan for Mathematics and Statistics Research will be presented at the CAIMS Board Meeting and AGM, on June 24 and 27. At the request of NSERC, the Canadian mathematics and statistics communities will engage in a long range planning exercise to develop a long-range plan (LRP) will allow the communities to identify areas of strength and establish a unified vision of priorities and directions for mathematics and statistics research in Canada.