Alyssa A. Goodman | The Prediction Project

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Alyssa Goodman | The Prediction Project || Radcliffe Institute

As part of the 2016–2017 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Alyssa A. Goodman ’17 takes us through the creation of the most modular HarvardX online course yet created, called PredictionX. People have been asking questions about the future both on a global scale and a personal one since the beginning of recorded history. Goodman explores this history of how humanity has predicted its own future, from ancient Mesopotamians reading signs in sheep entrails to modern computer simulations of climate change.

Alyssa A. Goodman is the 2016–2017 Edward, Frances, and Shirley B. Daniels Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Robert Wheeler Willson Professor of Applied Astronomy at Harvard University.