In the Graduate School’s Science and Society Lecture Series, Dr. Robbert Dijkgraff, a physicist and the Director of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, gave a very entertaining, well-attended lecture on “The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge.”

The search for answers to deep questions, motivated solely by curiosity and wihout concern for applications, often leads not only  to the greatest scientific discoveries but also to the most revolutionary technical breakthroughs….”  Many of our Pharmacology PhD students also went out to dinner with Dr. Dijkgraff after his talk.

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