Past EventNational Museum of Nuclear Science & History – Monthly Lecture

February 12, 2012 –

Colossal Failures in High-Tech Projects (And What We can Learn from Them): (Public Event) John H. Stichman, PhD, will address how we have come to rely on complex systems designed by expert engineers and how these systems fail in colossal, visible, and often tragic ways. Stichman will take a post-mortem tour of examples from both ancient and recent history and see what they have to tell us and what engineers and policy makers need to learn from them.