1st Annual Robert Grosseteste Lecture in Physics and Philosophy

Distinguished Maths & Physics Public Lectures

Credit: installation “Empyrean” by Alexandra Carr

The Poetry and Music of Science

a public lecture by

Professor Tom McLeish, FRS

University of York, UK

Tuesday 4 June 2019,

6 pm – 7:20 pm

Newton Lecture Theatre  INB0114 in the Isaac Newton building, University of Lincoln

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‘I could not see any place in science for my creativity or imagination,’ was the explanation, of a bright school leaver to the author, of why she had abandoned all study of science. Yet as any scientist knows, the imagination is essential to the immense task of re-creating a shared model of nature from the scale of the cosmos, through biological complexity, to the smallest subatomic structures. Encounters like that one inspired a four year project leading to the OUP book, The Poetry and Music of Science, published this year, which takes a journey through the creative process in the arts as well as…

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