Past Event

Eureka! The Science of Discovery

How does physics affect how we see a work of art? How do paleontologists and archaeologists use observation skills in the field? How do the mind and the body communicate when painting or exploring?

Join artists, scientists and explorers as we take a look at the science of discovery and observation.


Students from Project Exploration and Marwen


  • Dr. Paul Sereno, Professor, University of Chicago, National Geographic Explorer in Residence, Co-founder and President, Project Exploration
  • Gabrielle Lyon, Co-founder and Executive Director, Project Exploration
  • Dr. Heinrich Jaeger, Professor of Physics, The James Franck Institute of The Univeristy of Chicago
  • Julie Marie Lemon, Arts Educator

This event is free and open to the public. However, reservations are required.

Make reservations online, by e-mail, or by calling 312.422.5580. When registering, please provide your name, contact information, the names of all your guests, and how you first learned of this event.

This event is funded in part by The Boeing Company and is presented in partnership with Marwen and Project Exploration.

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If you need a sign interpreter or require other arrangements to fully participate, please call 312.422.5580.

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