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Science and Serendipity: Happenstance and Other Factors Underlying Accidental Discoveries

University of Chicago Joint Speaker Series
Donald H. Levy, The University of Chicago
May 21, 2014 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Building Offsite
The University of Chicago presents the ninth panel in the Joint Speaker Series "Science and Serendipity: Happenstance and Other Factors Underlying Accidental Discoveries."

The reception and panel discussion takes place Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Chicago Innovation Exchange Skydeck, 5235 South Harper Court, Chicago, IL, locatedĀ on the corner of 53rd Street and Lake Park Avenue.

Dinner quality appetizers and premium beverages will be served.
RSVP is required to attend. RSVP before Wednesday, May 14, 2014.


Robert Richards
Morris Fishbein Distinguished Service Professor in the History of Science
Professor of Philosophy, History, Psychology
Director of the Fishbein Center for History of Science
The University of Chicago


James Evans
Director, Knowledge Laboratory
Associate Professor, Sociology
Fellow, Computation Institute
The University of Chicago

Jessica Kandel
Professor of Surgery and Chief, Section of Pediatric Surgery
The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital

Robert Tschirhart
Senior Scientist
Fellow of the American Physical Society
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Rick Stevens
Professor of Computer Science
Senior Fellow, Computation Institute
The University of Chicago
Associate Laboratory Director, Computing, Environment and Life Sciences
Argonne National Laboratory

Hosted by

Donald H. Levy
Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories
The University of Chicago

Peter B. Littlewood
Argonne National Laboratory

Nigel S. Lockyer
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

John Flavin
Executive Director
The Chicago Innovation Exchange

About the Joint Speaker Series

The University offers the Joint Speaker Series for members of the University of Chicago, Argonne and Fermilab national laboratories to foster new interactions and collaborations.

About the Chicago Innovation Exchange

The Chicago Innovation Exchange, opening in late 2014, in the 53rd Street commercial district in Hyde Park, will provide space for proof-of-concept work, business incubation, collaboration opportunities, and programming for new ventures by the University of Chicago faculty and students, as well as entrepreneurs from outside the University.