Night Science Workshop in Amsterdam University, 9/8/2022

The 2022 Night Science Workshop on the Art of Scientific Discovery

August 9th 2022 Amsterdam– hosted by AIMMS

Where do ideas come from? What we call the “scientific method” tells you what to do once you have a hypothesis – that’s day science. But where do ideas and hypotheses come from in the first place? Itai Yanai and Martin Lercher have been exploring this mystery in editorials and a podcast. In this 1-day workshop, you’ll learn and practice different tools for the generation of scientific ideas.

Session 1: Improvisational science

Session 2: Questions and contradictions

Session 3: The two languages of science

Session 4: Interdisciplinarity and Renaissance minds

Session 5: The data-hypothesis conversation

Session 6: Science as a meta-puzzle

We’re extremely grateful to AIMMS and its scientific director, Bas Teusink, for their support. Registration is free and includes lunch, coffee, and a first beer at the pub after the workshop.

The Workshop will take place at the O|2 Lab of the Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1108, 1081 HZ Amsterdam. Here’s an overview over the schedule:

10:00 Check in and collect badge
10:30 Session 1: Improvisational science
11:30 Coffee break
11:45 Session 2: Questions and Contradiction
12:45 Session 3: The two languages of science
13:15 Lunch (+Session 3 exercise)
14:00 Session 4: Interdisciplinarity & Renaissance minds
15:00 Coffee break
15:15 Session 5: The data-hypothesis conversation
16:15 Session 6: Science as a meta-puzzle
17:00 Concluding thoughts
17:15 End

No preparation is necessary – but to prepare you may want to listen to a few episodes of the Night Science Podcast: !

Also, please note that if you are coming from outside of the city there are no trains between Arnhem and Wageningen on Tuesday because of construction. There are buses but expect 30 min delay.

See you there soon for an exciting exploration of the art of scientific discovery!

Itai Yanai & Martin Lercher

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