Working with the crowd : 21st Century citizen science

27 October 2010

Portrait of Professor Chris Lintott

with Professor Chris Lintott
Professor of Astrophysics

Oxford Martin Senior Alumni FellowProfessor Chris Lintott was Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Computational Cosmology from 2010-2014, where he focused on devloping the Zooniverse, a citizen science platform. Professor Lintott's backgrou...

Galaxy Zoo PI and James Martin Fellow Chris Lintott will review the technologies available to researchers seeking to rescue themselves from drowning in data by recruiting the help of tens or even hundreds of thousands of volunteers. As well as our own Zooniverse suite of projects (which now includes climate science and papyrology), Lintott will highlight other successful examples including the protein folding game, fold.it, and even an example of collaborative mathematics.