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New Project: The Many Faces of Reproducibility

The Many Faces of Reproducibility is a three-year project supported by the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota involving an interdisciplinary exploration of these different facets of reproducibility across the social, behavioral, and natural sciences. It aims to advance scholarship on reproducibility, develop innovative approaches for training researchers, and engage the public regarding the trustworthiness of scientific claims.
Prof. Samuel C. Fletcher outside in spring, brown leather jacket, glasses

Philosophy of Physics in High School Classrooms

Do scientific theories fully describe the world? Do electrons and electromagnetic fields really exist? What sets science apart from other kinds of inquiry? Philosophers of science like Professor Samuel C. Fletcher grapple with these complicated questions daily. Fletcher recently introduced this way of thinking to a group of bright high school students in the Honors Mentor Connection class at Wayzata High School.