Eric Ross Weinstein born  is an American managing director of Thiel Capital, Peter Thiel 's investment firm, a position he has held since Weinstein received his Ph. In May , Weinstein gave a colloquium talk, Geometric Unity, promoted by Marcus du Sautoy as a potential unified theory of physics, an event covered by The Guardian. Joseph Conlon of the University of Oxford stated that some of these particles, if they existed, would already have been detected in existing accelerators such as the Large Hadron Collider. Few physicists attended and no preprint, paper, or equations were published. The few that did engage expressed skepticism. Weinstein said he coined the term " Intellectual Dark Web " after his brother, Bret Weinstein , resigned from The Evergreen State College in response to a campus controversy. The term is used to describe a number of academics and podcast hosts. In June , Weinstein launched a podcast called The Portal. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
We are economists who challenge conventional wisdom and advance ideas to better serve society. Young Scholars Initiative YSI Courses Projects Materials Webinars To foster new economic thinking, we host convenings that gather together a diverse community of thinkers from different fields, countries, and schools of thought. Within Economics, Dr. Weinstein has focused on a variety of topics with an emphasis on foundations. In the early s he introduced Gauge Theoretic methods into neo-classical theory with Co-author P. More recently, he has called for an Economic Manhattan Project to return the field to sound fundamental thinking with the stated goal of making it interoperable with its related scientific sibling subjects. In he co-organized the Perimeter Institute conference on Economics to this end during the financial crisis bringing together experts from a variety of fields to focus on improving the scientific status of economic theory. In Finance, his research with A. Abdulali on valuation perversities for Mortgage Backed Securities appeared in Risk in and was among the earliest in the literature to call attention to the dangers posed by such illiquid securities. In the area of scientific innovation, Dr.
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