This event happened in the past (2018 edition)

Down the Tubes!

Data Science, the Internet, and You

This is an event from the 2018 edition

How is data generated on the cutting edge of science? What is it used for? How are you involved? Who owns it? Bits and bytes, terabytes and exabytes, churned in massive computers and transported around the internet at lightning speeds is the new currency.

It was once said that ‘the internet is a series of tubes’. Whilst not accurate in the slightest, it does make you wonder about how science works nowadays. Instead of science being powered by old white men in lab coats (no… wait…), science is more and more about data. How is data generated on the cutting edge of science? What is it used for? How are you involved? Who owns it?

Rob DaveyBits and bytes, terabytes and exabytes, churned in massive computers and transported around the internet at lightning speeds is the new currency. Come and find out about how the Earlham Institute is using data to understand the living world around us. With Rob Davey, Earlham Institute.

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Wednesday 24 October
10.30am–11.30am
Venue: The Forum, Auditorium
Cost: Free, booking required
Age: 11+

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