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P4C Unplugged - Dealing with Megawatt Scientists: Big Talkers, Control Freaks and Demigods

Monday, November 14, 2016
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
GH-Ballroom II-IV


Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health


Luke Timmerman, Founder and Editor, Timmerman Report

The scientific world is populated with people of brilliance and all-too-human flaws. Graduate students can go on late into the night about the big talkers, the control freaks and the demigods who run labs and drive progress. These big personalities yearn for the big discovery, but they also sometimes over-promise, grab too much credit and demean their trainees. How can we better understand megawatt scientists and how to best interact with them? Join Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, and Luke Timmerman, the author of "Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age," for a rare and candid conversation about the human side of the scientific enterprise.