Pembroke Horizons

UPCOMING EVENT | 15 February 2022 16:30-15 February 2022 16:30

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15th February, Professor Anandi Mani  - The Mind of the Marginalized

What keeps people poor? Is it bad choices and a lack of ability / hard work – as some people would argue? Or is there something about poverty that lowers a person’s effective abilities and pushes them towards bad choices?  Professor Mani studies these questions by examining the psychological impacts – both cognitive and non-cognitive -- of being poor and marginalized.  Her research addresses these questions by engaging with a wide range of individuals -- the working poor, farmers and sex workers – and across a wide range of settings, from US to India, Kenya and Brazil. 


8th March, Dr James Read - Faster than light?  

Physicists have been living with Einstein's theories of relativity for over a century. One of the central claims of these theories is that nothing can accelerate to faster-than-light speeds: there is, in a sense, a cosmic speed limit. Moreover, all light travels at this limiting speed. This being said, many eminent physicists have noted that that the above claims are not as straightforward as one might think, and that there are certain senses in which they are both false. In this talk, I'll review the arguments given to this effect, and explain how some of my own research fits into the picture.

Pembroke Horizons

UPCOMING EVENT | 15 February 2022 16:30-15 February 2022 16:30

Register now

15th February, Professor Anandi Mani  - The Mind of the Marginalized

What keeps people poor? Is it bad choices and a lack of ability / hard work – as some people would argue? Or is there something about poverty that lowers a person’s effective abilities and pushes them towards bad choices?  Professor Mani studies these questions by examining the psychological impacts – both cognitive and non-cognitive -- of being poor and marginalized.  Her research addresses these questions by engaging with a wide range of individuals -- the working poor, farmers and sex workers – and across a wide range of settings, from US to India, Kenya and Brazil. 


8th March, Dr James Read - Faster than light?  

Physicists have been living with Einstein's theories of relativity for over a century. One of the central claims of these theories is that nothing can accelerate to faster-than-light speeds: there is, in a sense, a cosmic speed limit. Moreover, all light travels at this limiting speed. This being said, many eminent physicists have noted that that the above claims are not as straightforward as one might think, and that there are certain senses in which they are both false. In this talk, I'll review the arguments given to this effect, and explain how some of my own research fits into the picture.