Accidental Discoveries is a series of talks revealing accidents that led to major discoveries in a different fields each week, including astronomy, math, biology, and more!
The history of science is riddled with stories of accidental discoveries. Join your host, Kelly Reidy, as she leads you down a rabbit hole of missed targets and unexpected consequences.
The history of the world is riddled with stories of accidental discoveries. Join your host, Kelly Reidy, as she takes you down a rabbit hole of missed targets and unexpected consequences. Get inspired to go with the flow as you learn about the characters and circumstances surrounding these discoveries, as well as the science behind each!
In this edition of Accidental Discoveries, you’ll hear about the happiest of often-wacky mishaps that led to the creations of some of your favorite beverages! Grab your drink of choice and get inspired to go with the flow while learning about some characters and circumstances from our boozy past.
Will the journey end in a Nobel Prize or a melted chocolate bar? Tune in to find out!
Dr. Kelly Reidy is a storyteller, performer, and rogue scientist based in New York City. She is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Math & Science at Pratt Institute and has traveled the world as a creative consultant with Museum Hack. In her spare time, she writes and performs small songs about, among other things, love and mathematics. Find her on IG and Twitter: @drunkascheese!
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