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April 10, 2014 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: Undergraduate Library, David Adamany | Map
5155 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

The 2014 Vaden Miles Memorial Lecture will be given on April 10, 2014 by

Mario Livio (Space Telescope Science Institute)

Brilliant Blunders
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.

For more information about this event, please contact Edward Cackett at 313-577-9355 or ecackett@wayne.edu.