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Science and Serendipity: Happenstance and Other Factors Underlying Accidental Discoveries

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Published on Jun 18, 2014

UChicago faculty and Argonne and Fermilab scientists discuss the topic of "Science and Serendipity" and explore the role of happenstance and other factors in contributing to accidental discoveries.

Hosts:
Donald Levy, Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories
John Flavin, Executive Director, Chicago Innovation Exchange

Moderator:
Robert Richards (Moderator) Morris Fishbein Distinguished Service Professor in the History of Science, and Professor of Philosophy, History, Psychology; Director of the Fishbein Center for History of Science, UChicago

Panelists:
James Evans, Associate Professor of Sociology, UChicago; Jessica J. Kandel, MD, Professor of Surgery and Chief, Section of Pediatric Surgery, The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital; Rick Stevens, Professor of Computer Science, UChicago; Senior Fellow, Computation Institute; and Associate Laboratory Director, Computing, Environment and Life Sciences, Argonne; and Robert Tschirhart, Senior Scientist, Fermilab, Fellow of the American Physical Society

The video was recorded on May 21, 2014 at the Chicago Innovation Exchange representing the ninth in a Series of Joint Speaker events for University Faculty and Argonne and Fermilab Scientists, Researchers and Engineers.

Watch more of the Joint Speaker Series videos here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=...

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