Serendipity and the Prepared Mind: Luck and Judgement in Science

There is an often over looked factor common to all the great scientific breakthroughs, which is that the discoverer was able to recognize the importance of their findings. This factor, the “Prepared Mind” is the subject of this short talk.


Professor Carolin Crawford

Professor of Astronomy

Outreach Officer at the Institute of Astronomy and Fellow of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, and Gresham Professor of Astronomy (2011–2015), Carolin Crawford is one...

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