The Rules of Contagion with Adam Kucharski
We live in a world that's more interconnected than ever before. Our lives are shaped by outbreaks - of disease, of misinformation, even of violence - that appear, spread and fade away with bewildering speed. To understand them, we need to learn the hidden laws that govern them.
Join us on the 8th of June as the associate professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Adam Kucharski takes to the Salon Digital stage and offers compelling insights into human behaviour and explains exactly how we can get better at predicting what happens next. And the subject of his New Statesman and Times Book of the Year, The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop.
Yes, Adam will explore how innovations spread through friendship networks, what links computer viruses with folk stories - and why the most useful predictions aren't necessarily the ones that come true.
“A key voice of reason in the media circus surrounding the virus ... a clear, calm, historical overview of the mathematical ideas at the forefront of our pandemic response” - Hannah Fry.
Tuesday 8th June at 8pm.
Book on the Salon for £7 or order the book and get the livestream (and a watch back function) for just £11.99: The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop. Or become a member and let us curate a whole year of ideas - and watch whenever you like.