Cultivating eureka

Panel discussion as part of the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2014.

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Event details

History is punctuated by so called ‘eureka moments’, from Archimedes to Einstein, and often the stories behind the discoveries are more famous than the science they produce. How do these moments of inspiration come about and are they still possible in today’s multidisciplinary scientific landscape? Join Professor Uta Frith FRS, Dr Anna Marie Roos FSA and Dr Lewis Dartnell to find out the historical significance of instant inspiration and to explore how we might encourage modern scientists to unlock their inner eureka. 

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Cultivating eureka 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

Events coming up

  • The interaction of fire and mankind 14 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Professor Claire Belcher and Dr Chris Roos
  • The interaction of fire and mankind - further discussion 16 September 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Dr Claire Belcher and Professor Chris Roos
  • Open House Weekend 2015 19 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London The Royal Society's building will be open to the public on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2015.

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