Serendipity has a long tradition in the history of science as having played a key role in many significant discoveries computer scientists, valuing the role of serendipity in discovery, have attempted to design systems that encourage serendipity however, that research has focused primarily on only. Firms are thinking up new ways to encourage interactions among employees, going so far as to squeeze workers into smaller spaces and install trivia games on elevators. Created date: 3/3/2014 2:04:34 pm.
Serendipity and science uploaded by niscair this was the cover story of the may 2008 issue of the science reporter, a popular science magazine published by niscair. Serendipity can be described as a happy accident or a pleasant surprise—the accidental discovery of something good or useful while not specifically searching for it the examples of serendipitous discoveries in science are plentiful, but each instance of good luck shows us that the process leading to a new discovery involves. I really liked this story of serendipity one morning my mum (who is 91 years old) asked me to read her tarot cards in the reading, i was able to tell her that she was being held back by her own inhibitions, worrying about an outcome that may never happen.
Vannevar bush invoked serendipity to argue against targeting research to specific goals in his blueprint for post-war science policy 15 similarly, some influential scientists and philosophers of science have argued that science cannot be planned and should be left to self-organise (polanyi, 1962, ziman, 1994. Serendipity in science: twenty years at langmuir university an autobiography by vincent j schaefer, scd published by square circle press llc 137 ketcham road. Chance and serendipity in science: two examples from my own career daniel steinberg from the department of medicine, school of medicine, university of california san diego, la jolla, california 92093. Often, whether publicly known or not, researchers' work focuses on answering questions that are of personal significance occasionally the researcher her- or himself does not know exactly how.
If serendipity has a place in astronomy and astronomy is a science and science is adequately described by the picture of popperian epistemology given to us above and we are to take all of our best theories seriously - then serendipity should appear here. The serendipity project aims to investigate the role, management and impact of serendipity on research performance the key focus of the project is on the under-researched topic of serendipity, the notion in science policy that basic research leads to unexpected valuable outcomes, and since the. The travels and adventures of serendipity is a vivid study in how words reflect their times and offers an extra delight: merton's new afterword tracing the journey of the word since he first wrote about it merton was a sociologist in the same way shakespeare could be called a theater person. 'such serendipity is typical of a constantly surprising show whose overlapping paths continually come full circle' 'one of the nicest things about traveling is the part that serendipity plays in our adventures. Rain, piñon nuts, mice -- and death if the hantavirus story turned the spotlight of public attention on the newest and most sophisticated science, it also confirmed the value of the careful observation of wise men and women.
Serendipity in science the abzyme research foundation announces unrestricted gift to dr sudhir paul's laboratory at the university of texas health science center at houston to advance critically needed research on hiv resistance to vaccination. Serendipity plays an outsize role in life science innovation yet, despite the seeming randomness, the process can be managed, say wharton experts unlocking serendipity is the key to life science. the science of serendipity in the workplace serendipity is the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beautiful way today companies believe serendipity is one of the keys to being a successful business and a happy workplace. Serendipity science smallpox vaccination in the 18th century (1796), a british scientist and surgeon by the name of edward jenner had led to the idea and usage of the first vaccine.
Hi steemians, have you all heard of the term serendipity in science, it is a discovery of something when they are actually looking for something else. The world of science is replete with examples of serendipity here are some of my favorite examples • friedrich kekulé discovered the circular structure of benzene after dreaming of a snake. This huge printable book is full of cross-curricular physical science activities and worksheets students will study movies in detail and learn all about the life and work of thomas edison, across all subject areas.