11 transformative days of learning designed to help shape the trajectory of your life.
Program in Oxford
22 October–1 November, 2022
Oxford, United Kingdom.
To make sure it's accessible to everyone, the 11-day program is completely free (including travel, visas, housing, food, and all other related expenses).
All Fellows will be invited to the 11-day Oxford program, but don’t need to attend. We trust Fellows to make informed choices about how to use their time.
We've thoughtfully developed the content of our program and think it is a great use of time, especially for Class XII passed students before starting 1st year UG. That said, the Oxford program is only a strongly recommended option, not a requirement.
We have 4–7 hours of workshops and activities each day. None of the content is mandatory; we trust students to identify whether attending a session will be more useful for them than their counterfactual (what they could’ve been doing otherwise, such as a 1-on-1 chat with a fellow participant).
• Interpretability: a mechanistic understanding of a small transformer
• Try these 𝑛 weird tricks to fix the climate
• Hacker ethics
• How to end poverty
• Bayes: puzzles, practical, and why the scientific method is incomplete
• Juggling, actually and mathematically
• Trading market: chess master vs 2500 chess engine
• I’m not a robot: how captchas fail and why it matters
• Fun math puzzles
Ross Rheingans-Yoo works at the FTX Foundation with a focus on ways of preventing catastrophic pandemics. He previously spent 5 years as a trader and educator at Jane Street, and conducts independent economic research on market design, matching, mechanisms, and networks. Ross blogs infrequently about a variety of topics at Icosian Reflections.
Damon is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, author of Pokemon Rational Fiction, and teacher at various camps and workshops. He’s a strong believer in the power of rationality to improve therapeutic practices, as well as stories as a catalyst for growth, and is working to combine all three in as many ways as possible