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Inaugural Killam Prize Talk: On Creativity in Science

Posted by Stephanie Rogers on April 8, 2013 in Research, Speakers


You're invited!

Ever wondered how certain scientists harness creativity to make great discoveries? What informs their creativity? Is it imagination, intuition, an open mind, or perhaps a keen sense of observation?

Join celebrated public speaker and Killam Prize Winner, Dr. Louis Taillefer (Université de Sherbrooke), as he digs into different forms of creativity that have played a role in some of the greatest scientific discoveries.

Event: Inaugural Killam Prize Talk: On Creativity
in Science

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

7-8 p.m. (light refreshments and networking reception to follow)

Potter Auditorium, Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Avenue, Halifax, NS



Photo: Dr. Louis Taillefer


Dr. Taillefer will explore the elements of creativity through examples of discoveries taken from the history of physics and from his own research field of super-conductivity and magnetism. He will also consider which conditions might foster the creative faculties of young people.

Please RSVP to Regis Dudley at or 902.494.4105 as seats are going very quickly.

Chris Moore, PhD
Dean of Science