Making Use of 500,000 Researchers:
Tales from the Zooniverse
Wednesday 07 November, 2012
12 - 1:15pm, $0
New York Public Library, Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42 Street, South Court Auditorium
Chris Lintott is a researcher at the University of Oxford where he is also a junior research fellow at New College. Originally (and still technically) an astronomer interested in the chemistry of star and galaxy formation, he spends most of his time running the Zooniverse, a collection of citizen science projects that covers everything from planets to papyri. A passionate advocate of public participation in science, he is best known as co-presenter of the BBC's (very) long-running 'Sky at Night' program, and as co-author of two books with Sir Patrick Moore and Queen guitarist Brian May. One of these books, Bang! : The complete history of the Universe, has been translated into American.