Everyone's Favorite Mistakes, with Jean-luc Doumont [SEAS Event]


Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 3:00pm to 5:00pm


Jefferson 250


Although they can be models of rigor in their area of expertise, scientists, engineers, and other rational minds often appear to abandon all logic in other aspects of their lives. As a result, they draw wrong conclusions and take suboptimal decisions that work against the interest of all involved. By unmasking typical incorrect reasonings at home and at work, this lecture will sharpen your critical thinking in every aspect of your life. This event is targeted to GSAS students and postdocs in STEM fields and is co-sponsored by the SEAS Graduate Council and SEAS Academic Office.


Speaker Bio: Jean-luc Doumont is an articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking speaker. He reaches a wide range of audiences worldwide as an invited speaker at companies, universities, research laboratories, and major conferences. He is an engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering, holds a PhD in applied physics from Stanford University, and is author of "Trees, Maps, and Theorems," his book about “effective communication for rational minds.”