Cultivating eureka

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

Lightbulb Photograph credit: Stefan Krause

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

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