Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm EST
INTUITION: MARVELS AND FLAWS
Featuring Dr. Daniel Kahneman
Nobel laureate in Economic Sciences for his pioneering work on decision-making and “Judgment under Uncertainty.” Currently a Senior Scholar and Professor Emeritus at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. His latest book Thinking, Fast and Slow is a New York Times Top 10 for 2011.
Panel Discussion moderated by NYU-Poly Trustee Jeff Lynford and featuring:
Nassim Nicholas Taleb spent 20 years as a derivatives trader starting a full-time career as a scholar focusing on probability, uncertainty and model error. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at NYU-Poly and the author of The Black Swan (32 languages) and Antifragility (forthcoming, September 2012).
Gillian Tett is a British author and award-winning journalist at the Financial Times, where she is the US managing editor. She is the author of New York Times bestseller "Fool's Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets, and Unleashed a Catastrophe", which won Financial Book of the Year at the Spear's Book Awards, 2009.
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Reception and book signing immediately following the lecture.
The Lynford Lecture is sponsored by Jeffrey and Tondra Lynford and the Institute of Mathematics and Advanced Supercomputing (IMAS). More information about previous lectures can be found here.