ColumbiaDC | David Helfand: Surviving the Misinformation Age

Washington, DC
David J. Helfand, a faculty member at Columbia University for forty years, served half of that time as Chair of the Department of Astronomy. He is the author of 200 scientific publications and has mentored 22 PhD students, but most of his pedagogical efforts have been aimed at teaching science to non-science majors. He instituted the first change in Columbia's Core Curriculum in 50 years by introducing Frontiers of Science, required of all first-year students. His first book, "A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age" appeared last year and will be the subject of this talk. Join ColumbiaDC while Professor Helfand explores the origin of the misinformation glut and illustrates the apps one must install in one's pre-frontal cortex to survive in the Misinformation Age.