On FRIDAY, February 21, Vincent Hendricks will give a LogiCIC lunch-talk.
Everyone is cordially invited to join and to bring lunch!
Speaker: Vincent Hendricks (University of Copenhagen)
Title: Science Bubbles
Date and Time: FRIDAY, February 21, 2014, 12:00-13:30
Venue: Science Park 107, Room F1.15
Much like the trade and traits of bubbles in financial markets, similar bubbles appear on the science market. When economic bubbles burst, the drop in prices causes the crash of unsustainable investments leading to an investor confidence crisis possibly followed by a financial panic. But when bubbles appear in science, truth and reliability are the first victims. This paper explores how fashions in research funding and research management may turn science into something like a bubble economy.
Joint work with David Budtz Pedersen