Stuart Firestein

Scientist; Advocate for the Public Understanding of Science

Stuart Firestein Biography

Stuart Firestein teaches students and citizen scientists that ignorance is far more important to discovery than knowledge.

Dr. Stuart Firestein is the Chair of Columbia University's Department of Biological Sciences where his colleagues and he study the vertebrate olfactory system, possibly the best chemical detector on the face of the planet. His laboratory seeks to answer that fundamental human question: How do I smell?

Dedicated to promoting the accessibility of science to a public audience Firestein serves as an advisor for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's program for the Public Understanding of Science. Recently he was awarded the 2011 Lenfest Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award for excellence in scholarship and teaching. His book on the workings of science for a general audience called "Ignorance, How it drives Science" was released by Oxford University Press.

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Stuart Firestein Videos

Stuart Firestein: The pursuit of ignorance
Dr. Stuart Firestein: The Limits of Our Sense of Smell
Ignorance, The Critical Driver for Science: Stuart Firestein at ...

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Stuart Firestein Videos

Stuart Firestein: The pursuit of ignorance
Dr. Stuart Firestein: The Limits of Our Sense of Smell
Ignorance, The Critical Driver for Science: Stuart Firestein at ...
Stuart Firestein | Biologist, Columbia University | Big Think
Stuart Firestein - "The Values of Science: Ignorance, Uncertainty ...

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