Have you 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 from the Université de Sherbrooke as he digs into different forms of creativity that have played a role in some of the greatest scientific discoveries. He will explore the elements of creativity through examples of discoveries taken from the history of physics and from his own research field of superconductivity and magnetism. He will also consider which conditions might foster the creative faculties of young people.

The event takes place on Wednesday 17 April 2013, 7.00 PM to 8.00 PM, in the Potter Auditorium, Kenneth C Rowe Management Building, Dalhousie University, 6100 University Avenue, Halifax. Light refreshments and networking will follow in the Potter Atrium.

Free admission. Please RSVP to Regis Dudley as seats are going very quickly.