Serendipitous Chemistry with Dr. Joe Schwarcz
Wed, Jun 19 2013, CN Conference Theatre (5-142), City Centre Campus, MacEwan University
6:00 p.m. Refreshments, 7:00 p.m. Lecture
Although many chemical discoveries have been the result of goal oriented research, there are a good number that have come about serendipitously. But as Louis Pasteur stated, “chance favours the prepared mind.” William Perkin’s chance discovery of synthetic dyes, Fleming’s discovery of penicillin, Craven’s discovery of aspirin’s anti-clotting effect and the discovery of artificial sweeteners are just some of the examples to be explored.
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