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Communicating Science and Technology in the 21st Century

Let's face it: Most scientists are terrible communicators. Why do the world's most cerebral people find it so hard to convey their ideas? And how can we learn to do better? Steven Pinker suggest that answers can be found in a number of ideas from the modern sciences of mind and language.

At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12 in 34-101, Pinker, the Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University and a former MIT professor, will discuss his thoughts in a talk titled, "The Sense of Style: Scientific Communication for the 21st Century." The events is the inaugural Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering lecture about communicating complex scientific and technological subjects clearly and engagingly.

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