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Feb 26, 2019 at 4:30 pm

The Limits of Science: A Discussion and Book Signing with Massimiliano Di Ventra


In his new book, The Scientific Method: Reflections from a Practitioner, theoretical physicist Massimiliano Di Ventra discusses in a clear and colloquial style what type of information science can provide of the natural world, and how scientists go about investigating it.

At this event, Di Ventra will engage the audience by explaining the scientific methodology from the point of view of an experienced practitioner. He will also clarify the limits of science and the errors one makes when abusing its method in contexts that are not scientific. A book signing will follow the talk; copies of the book will be available for purchase from the UC San Diego Bookstore.

Di Ventra is a professor of physics at UC San Diego. He’s the author of more than 200 scientific publications, three textbooks, and holds four U.S. patents. He has delivered more than 300 invited talks worldwide on his research. In 2018, he was named one of the most influential scientific minds in his field by Clarivate Analytics.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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Date and Time

Feb 26, 2019 at 4:30 pm


Seuss Room, Geisel Library

Event Registration

Registration is not required for this event.

Event Fee



Mariah Fellows    858- 534-0533


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

UC San Diego Library

Event Category

Talks and Lectures