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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.

2011 Nerenberg Lecture: A Fourth Phase of Water (Gerald Pollack)

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The 2011 Nerenberg Lecture was given by Gerald Pollack at the University of Western Ontario on March 30th, 2011. Prof. Pollack is part of the Systems and Quantitative Biology group at the University of Washington where his research areas include: Interfacial Water and Energy, Cell Biology and the Molecular Basis of Biological Motion. The following article is take from an interview with Prof. Pollack about this research by Mitchel Zimmer at the University of Western Ontario. by Mitchell Zimmer 

Nerenberg Lecture: It IS Rocket Science (Steve MacLean)

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Probably everyone connected with mathematics knows that revealing your con- nection leads to reactions like: “Eeew, mathematics; I was never any good at that in school.” It’s like announcing that you have some communicable disease. Com- plementary to this is the expression, “well, it’s not rocket science,” meaning that you, dummy, should be able to understand it, because it is not beyond you like, um, mathematics is.