Paths of Discovery

Plenary Session 5-8 November 2004
Acta 18 | Vatican City, 2006
pp. LXVIII-299 | ISBN 88-7761-088-3


Different Types of Discovery Lessons from the History of Science

Jürgen Mittelstraß

Discovery in the New Cosmology of Copernicus, Kepler and Galileo

George V. Coyne, S.J.

The Discovery of Extrasolar Planets

Pierre Léna

Going from Quarks to Galaxies: Two Findings

Rudolf Muradyan

Paths of Discovery: Personal Experiences in a Social Science

Bernardo M. Colombo

On a Discovery about Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem

Stanley L. Jaki

Transient Phenomena in Quantum Mechanics: Diffraction in Time

Marcos Moshinsky

Optical Methods. A Simple Way to Interrogate and to Manipulate Atoms

Claude Cohen-Tannoudji

Microdiscoveries: A Fractal Story. A Case Study of Creative Paths and Networks in Science

Antonio M. Battro

How a Reflexion on the Inspired Nature of the Bible Can Shed Light on Scientific Invention: An Epistemological Approach

Jean-Michel Maldamé

The Story of Negative Specific Heat

Walter Thirring

From Controversy to Consensus in Cosmology

Martin J. Rees

Totally Unexpected Discoveries: A Personal Experience

Antonino Zichichi

Discovering the World Structure as a Goal of Physics

Michael Heller

Path of Discovery of a Therapeutic Vaccine

Michael Sela

The History of Aspirin: The Discoveries that Changed Contemporary Medicine

Andrzej Szczeklik

The Role of Innovation, Interdisciplinarity and Phenomenology as Components of Creativity in Opening New Windows

M.G.K. Menon

The Anthropocene: The Current Human-Dominated Geological Era

Paul J. Crutzen

Discovering the Pathway for Cooling the Brain

Robert J. White

The Impact of Microbial Genetics on the Development of Genomics and Biotechnology

Werner Arber

Endosymbiotic Bacteria Associated With Plant Seeds and Birds’ Eggs

Crodowaldo Pavan

Microbial Biodiversity: A New Voyage of Discovery

Rafael Vicuña

Geomagnetism, ‘Vacillation’, Atmospheric Predictability and ‘Deterministic Chaos’

Raymond Hide

Today the World of Tomorrow – The Energy Challenge

Carlo Rubbia