Colloquia Schedule

Andrew West (Boston University)

Oct. 2, 2014, 3:45 p.m. — LGRT 1033
Title: TBA

Mario Livio (STScl)

Oct. 9, 2014, 3:45 p.m. — ILC S140
Title: Brilliant Blunders

Abstract: Even the greatest scientists have made some serious blunders. "Brilliant Blunders" concerns the evolution of life on Earth, of the Earth itself, of stars, and of the universe as a whole. In this talk, I shall concentrate on and analyze major errors committed by such luminaries as Charles Darwin, Linus Pauling, and Albert Einstein. I will also scrutinize the various types of blunders and attempt to identify their causes. Most importantly, however, I'll argue that blunders are not only inevitable, ­but rather part and parcel of progress in science and other creative enterprises.

Laura Lopez (MIT)

Oct. 16, 2014, 3:45 p.m. — LGRT 1033
Title: TBA

Greg Stinson (MPIA)

Oct. 23, 2014, 3:45 p.m. — LGRT 1033
Title: TBA

Scott Chapman (Dalhousie University)

Oct. 30, 2014, 3:45 p.m. — LGRT 1033
Title: TBA

Erik Tollerud (Yale University)

Nov. 6, 2014, 3:45 p.m. — LGRT 1033
Title: TBA

Nick Cowan (Amherst College)

Nov. 13, 2014, 3:45 p.m. — LGRT 1033
Title: TBA

Mike Dunham (CfA)

Nov. 20, 2014, 3:45 p.m. — LGRT 1033
Title: TBA

Stephanie LaMassa (Yale University)

Dec. 4, 2014, 3:45 p.m. — LGRT 1033
Title: TBA

Kaitlin Kratter (University of Arizona)

Dec. 11, 2014, 3:45 p.m. — LGRT 1033
Title: TBA