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4:15 pm

Accidental Mathematics (Matt Stamps, Yale-NUs College)

March 6 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Shanahan B460, Harvey Mudd College, 301 Platt Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Abstract:  Growing up, I always loved learning about world-changing scientific breakthroughs that were discovered by accident.  Penicillin, artificial sweeteners, X-rays, and synthetic dyes are just a few of the discoveries that were stumbled upon by scientists who had other goals in mind.  More recently, I have come to wonder why anecdotes about accidental discoveries in […]

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