Curiosity in Research: An Illustrated History

February 26, 2019 Samantha Green

Curiosity has always been a driving force of research. The need to know and to understand the world around us keeps us moving forward. Researchers are people who never stopped questioning, and their quest for answers have the power to change the world. Our latest illustrated history explores just some of the ways that curiosity leads to progress. 

Want to learn more? When researching this graphic, we listened to a number of talks on the history of curiosity-driven research, like this one and this one, and read about biomimetic design, the history of medicine, electrons, and x-rays

What’s your favorite curiosity-based discovery? 

About the Author

Samantha Green

Society Marketing, Wiley // Samantha Green joined Wiley in 2012, working in the Social Science and Humanities Community Marketing team at Wiley. She now works in the Society Strategy & Marketing creating content on publishing trends and the research community.

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