24 Jun 2013

Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:10 pm on 24 June 2013

Astrophysicist Mario Livio explores the colossal errors committed by scientific greats, from chemist Linus Pauling's botched model of DNA, to Charles Darwin's failure to understand genetics - the very mechanism of natural selection. He profiles five great scientists - Einstein, Charles Darwin, Lord Kelvin, Linus Pauling and Fred Hoyle - each of whom made major discoveries and major mistakes.