Accidental Impact: Blue Skies Research that Changed the World

4:00pm - 5:00pm / Tuesday 9th October 2018 / Venue: Lecture Theatre 1 Life Sciences Building
Type: Seminar / Category: Research / Series: BEEM Seminar
  • Suitable for: Staff and students with an interest in Behaviour, Evolution, Ecology and Microbiology
  • Admission: Free event
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Science is often presented as directed – we wish to solve problem X, we will do this through experiment Y; we think the world is this way, so we frame and test a null hypothesis. In reality, the progress of science and its impact are often a consequence of unpredicted events. This seminar will celebrate the curious passage of blue skies discovery, with six speakers from IIB relating tales of brilliant accidents and unexpected consequences.