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SKAPE Seminar : Chris Dent speaking on Famous quotes about energy systems modelling: what do models tell us about the real world?

Title
SKAPE Seminar : Chris Dent speaking on Famous quotes about energy systems modelling: what do models tell us about the real world?
Speaker(s)
Speaker: Chris Dent # Turing Institute
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Date and Time
17th Feb 2020 11:30 - 17th Feb 2020 12:30
Location
Conference room 2.15, CMB
URL
http://www.skape.ed.ac.uk/research/meetings/2019_2020/skape_seminar_chris_dent_speaking_on_famous_quotes_about_energy_systems_modelling_what_do_models_tell_us_about_the_real_world

Abstract

Computer modelling is widely used for planning and decision support in large scale capital planning and in public policy, as well as many other situations of decision making in complex circumstances. This presentation will review key issues in linking models and the real word, with the help of quotations from a number of prominent experts. While specific examples are from energy systems, the issues discussed are of general relevance in policy discussion making, and both technical and institutional aspects of the use of modelling will be covered. The work will also briefly discuss current work on uncertainty in government modelling at the Alan Turing Institute.

Organised with the British Politics Research Group.