Sir Paul Nurse: “How Philosophy Drives Discovery: A scientist’s view of Popper”
Sir Karl Popper Memorial Lecture
Date: Wednesday 28 September 2016
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Sir Paul Nurse
Chair: Professor Jason Alexander
In this talk Sir Paul Nurse will discuss how the philosophical works of Karl Popper have informed the practice of his own scientific research activities, indicating where it has helped and where it has required modifications.
Paul Nurse is an English geneticist, Former President of the Royal Society and Chief Executive and Director of the Francis Crick Institute. He was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on the protein molecules that control the division of cells in the cell cycle.
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