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“What Good Is It?: Unexpected results from curiosity-driven research”

Reflecting on a 40-year career in High Energy Physics, I see that interesting things were happening all around me, emphasizing the value of occasionally looking sideways. I have chosen three that interest me: (1) recovering an Archimedes manuscript lost since the middle ages, (2) non-destructively recovering early foil and wax audio recordings from the labs of A. G. Bell, Thomas Edison, and others and (3) bringing collaborators from around the world together via the World Wide Web. All are unplanned benefits from pursuing curiosity-driven research. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 5:00pm to 5:50pm

Harvey Ingham Hall, 134
2804 Forest Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311

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Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Law Students, Graduate Students


Academics, History/Research, Discussion

College of Arts & Sciences
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Ashlyn Hardin

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