Esdeveniments

Seminaris

Brilliant Blunders

Brilliant Blunders
Start
11-27-2014, 15h
End
11-27-2014, 16h
Speaker
Mario Livio
Affiliation
Space Telescope Science Institute
Host
ICCUB
Place
Aula Magna
Location
Facultat de Física, Universitat de Barcelona
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.
Contact email
liciaverde(a)icc.ub.edu