Serendipity in business, finance and physics
1 pm – 2 pm, 21 Sep 2021
The London Institute is hosting a lunch at the Royal Institution to promote serendipity between leaders in business, finance and physics.
Writing about the The Three Princes of Serendip, Horace Walpole records that the princes “were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of”. Serendipity is the fortunate development of events, and many organizations stress its importance. Researchers at the London Institute recently showed that serendipity has a mathematical foundation. This is just one example of the research that we do on the theory of human enterprise. Other projects include markets and the mind, cascading risk in finance, repairable instead of robust, the future of technological progress, and the mathematical structure of innovation.
At this event, we are creating opportunities for serendipity by bringing together leaders in business, finance and physics at the London Institute for Mathematical Sciences, a private institute for curiosity-driven research based at the Royal Institution in Mayfair. We meet in Michael Faraday’s former private apartment, where an informal lunch is provided. The aim of this event is to get to know each other—and discover things we are not in quest of.