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First Friday Lunch - December 6, 2019

Join us for First Fridays, a monthly recurring event for undergraduate and graduate Princeton alumni, graduate students, and parents.  On the first Friday of each month, area alumni and their guests will meet to enjoy a prix fixe luncheon at the Nassau Club in downtown Princeton.  As a special bonus for PA3, a Princeton University PhD candidate will present his/her work to the group in this informal setting.  Topics vary monthly and are always interesting!  Have a look at our impressive roster of previous luncheons

Rachit Dubey  a second year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science with a focus on computational biology, will address his efforts to gain a better understanding of human curiosity.  Acccording to Rachit:  "Curiosity is considered to be the essence of science and an integral component of cognition, yet our understanding of curiosity remains limited. In this talk, I will present a computational account of curiosity that explains how human curiosity operates across a wide range of contexts. I also talk about a study that provides evidence that curiosity and value interact and that people's curiosity about scientific topics can be stimulated by evidence that a topic has potential future value."

An overview of his work may be found here:

 His thesis advisor is  Professor Tom Griffiths (Psychology).  Professor Griffiths and his Computational Cognitive Science Lab was recently a feature in PAW and may be found at:

Please join us!  As always, there is sure to be a lively discussion.

Specially priced at $28/person (or $32 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues).  Lunch includes an appetizer, entree, dessert and coffee/tea. Wine/beer offered a la carte - select Enhanced Lunch Ticket on the PayPal button below.


Pre-registration is required, by 9am on the day of the luncheon.

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
Time: 12 noon - 2 pm
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ
Nassau Club membership is not necessary to attend this event.
Dress is business casual.

Registration (if not via Paypal) or questions:  Send email to Tom Swift via:

>> Looking forward to seeing your orange and black! <<

First Friday Lunch Ticket
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First Friday Lunch: On the nature of curiosity ( Friday, December 6, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM )

Graduate Student Rachit Dubey, a member of Professor Griffiths' Computational Cognitive Science Lab (recently featured in PAW), will speak to us "on gaining a better understanding of curiosity."

Location: Nassau Club
Cost: $28 per person for members, $33 others
Organized by: Thomas Swift

Posted by tmswift 9 months ago.