2014 Vaden W. Miles Memorial Lecture

April 10, 2014

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
The history behind the Vaden Miles Memorial lecture can be found here

Image credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Coyle Jr. (for STScI)
Join us for this fascinating lecture on Thursday, April 10th
The lecture will begin at 4:00 pm at:
Bernath Auditorium
David Adamany Undergraduate Library
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
Refreshments will be served beforehand from 3:00 pm at:
Rm 245, Physics Research Building
666 W. Hancock,
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
Please RSVP for this free event here as seating is limited
Event poster available here