What is the role of luck and serendipity in discovery, and how much is sheer grit? Come hear from a Nobel laureate, Breakthrough prize winners, and several of the most exciting physicists working today on how luck -- or the lack of it -- shapes discovery.
Some scientific puzzles require a hyper-focussed (perhaps obsessive) attention to specific questions; others need a zoomed-out, interdisciplinary viewpoint. Some combination of both is often the route to breakthroughs. Panelists will share how they strive to see both the forest and the trees when tackling big puzzles.