Download Our App

For Better Experience


Ignorance investigates the scientific method's positives and shortcomings and demonstrates the importance of posing the correct questions over the pursuit of basic evidence. Using historical examples, Ignorance demonstrates that it is our knowledge of what we don't know that fuels scientific exploration.

Stuart Firestein is the head of the Department of Biology at Columbia University, where his lab studies the mammalian olfactory system. In addition, Firestein received the Lenfest Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award for achievement in scholarship and teaching in 2011.
  • Anyone interested in working in a laboratory or research facility
  • Anyone curious about the history of science
  • Anyone who needs to see how a scientist's mind functions