future events

Brilliant Blunders

TYPEScientific Discoveries
Speaker:Prof. Mario Livio
Affiliation:Space Telescope Science Institute, Maryland, USA
Time:12:30 - 14:30
Location:Churchill Auditorium
Abstract: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.