New Horizons in Science

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Simplicity, surprise, science

Topic: Inquiry and invention
Three slices of red onions showing the concentric rings
Darwin Bell
Sunday, November 3, 2013 -
10:45am to 11:45am
Century Ballroom A

Sir William Bragg is said to have said: “The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.” Having worked at the frontier of one of the most complex of the sciences, chemistry, George M. Whitesides has launched an effort Bragg would applaud: peeling back the layers of complexity in modern science to discern the scientific meaning of simplicity and thus to discover new scientific methods and approaches to invention.

VIDEO AVAILABLE: Click here to view a video recording of Whitesides' talk, the first Patrusky Lecture. 

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