COLUMBIA, S.C. — Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio is speaking at the University of South Carolina about renowned scientists who made major discoveries, but also blunders and happy accidents along the way.

Livio’s talk on Thursday is titled “Brilliant Blunders,” which is also the title of his best-selling book. It deals with the often-messy process scientists use to understand the planet and humankind’s place in the universe. The talk at the school of law auditorium is scheduled for 7 p.m. It’s free and open to the public.

The lecture opens a series designed to engage the broader community in the state, touching on exciting topics at the forefront of physics and astronomy.

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