Detroit, MI 48202
The 2014 Vaden Miles Memorial Lecture will be given on April 10, 2014 by
Mario Livio (Space Telescope Science Institute)
Even the greatest scientists have made some serious blunders. "Brilliant Blunders" concerns the evolution of life on Earth, of the Earth itself, of stars, and of the universe as a whole. In this talk, I shall concentrate on and analyze major errors committed by such luminaries as Charles Darwin, Linus Pauling, and Albert Einstein. I will also scrutinize the various types of blunders and attempt to identify their causes. Most importantly, however, I'll argue that blunders are not only inevitable, but rather part and parcel of progress in science and other creative enterprises.
Lecture, 4pm at Bernath Auditorium, David Adamany Undergraduate Library, Wayne State University
Refreshments, 3pm at Rm 245, Physics Research Building, Wayne State University, 666 W. Hancock, Detroit, MI
Open to All! Please RSVP to attend this FREE event as seating is limited.
The event poster is available here.