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Unpredictability and Chance in Scientific Progress

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From penicillin to Teflon, many life-changing discoveries were the products of chance, accidents, or even bad lab practice. So, how much luck is there in science? This exciting question will be explored by Sir John Meurig Thomas, Honorary Professor of Materials Science.

This talk is part of the SciSoc – Cambridge University Scientific Society series.

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