Discover a different perspective on innovation with intellectual omnivore Vaclav Smil. A prolific author, scientist, and professor in 2010 Foreign Policy magazine named him to its list of FP Top 100 Global Thinkers. Smil is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Manitoba where he conducts interdisciplinary research in the fields of energy, innovation, environmental and population change, food production and nutrition, technical innovation, risk assessment, and public policy. He’s published nearly 500 papers and more than 37 books, which you’ll find peppering Bill Gates’ bookshelf. Here’s why Bill Gates loves to read him:
We think he’ll get your neurons firing too! Join us at Vancouver’s Sheraton Wall Centre on October 14, 2016 for an engaging evening where Smil will draw from his expansive background to explore innovation and what he calls “Moore’s Curse.” His original insights on big questions can help us to better understand how we got to where we are, and with that better understand where we might go from here.
Public talk begins at 7 PM PDT. Doors will be open at 6 PM PDT for a pre-talk social with the opportunity to interact with physicists from around the world exploring new frontiers in science.
TRIUMF is Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-based science. We are an international centre for discovery and innovation, advancing fundamental, applied, and interdisciplinary research for science, medicine, and business. Owned and operated by a university consortium, TRIUMF trains and inspires future leaders in science and technology. Our laboratory is a hub for inquiry and ingenuity, a Canadian centre of excellence deeply integrated into the global scientific community. TRIUMF’s multidisciplinary team of over 500 staff and trainees collaborates with Canadian and international users who visit the laboratory to leverage our world-class facilities. Together, we drive compelling research and develop ideas and innovations that benefit humanity.