The Farmer Girl

Serendipity: to make important discoveries by coincidence


It often happens that divergent outcome at first sight looks like a failure. But on second thoughts the result can be of added value. The favorite expression of the dutch scientist (and Nobel Prize winner) Pek van Andel was: ‘You’re looking for a needle in a haystack but you end up with the beautiful farmers daughter!’.

Instituut voor Briljante mislukkingen