UCT Famelab!

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FameLab poster-1UCT Students one and all, who are interested in Astronomy and Science in general should check out UCT’s Fame Lab event! UCT has a slew of young scientists compete and present a topic in just three minutes~

29 August 2017
Venue: Sport Science Institute, Newlands
• 16h30-17h00 Welcome drinks
• 17h00-17h15 Welcome
• 17h15-18h15 Finalists present
• 18h15-18h35 Invited Speaker: Prof. Thomas Jarrett Topic: Visualizing Big Data Science
• 18h40-18h50 Winner announced
•18h50 Closing by Prof Phakeng (DVC of Research & Internationalisation)
• 19h00 Cocktail dinner

Please RSVP to Judith.Rix@uct.ac.za by 21 August as space is limited and for catering purposes.

Backfired Arguments

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Often times when talking to others in every day life you may find yourself correcting someone on a small (or even large) fact, however, how you do it matters, according to Matthew Wills of Jstor. The backfire effect is something to keep in mind as we engage with others in debate and discussion in our new information age – sometimes simply being correct is not enough.