CERN Colloquium

Einstein and Picasso . The art of science and the science of art

by Arthur I. Miller

Tuesday, 4 October 2011 from to (Europe/Zurich)
at CERN ( 4-3-006 - TH Theory Conference Room )
Description
Almost simultaneously, in the first decade of the 20th century Albert Einstein discovered relativity and Pablo Picasso cubism. How - and why? This fascinating story involves their often turbulent personal lives; the high drama of their struggles to achieve new ideas in the face of opposition from contemporaries; and the unlikely sources for their creative leaps, ignored by everyone else.
 
To fully understand what happened involves coming to grips with wide-ranging questions such as: Are there similarities in creativity between artists and scientists? What do artists and scientists mean by 
'aesthetics' and 'beauty'? Can we unravel creativity at its highest level?
Material:
Organised by Luis ALVAREZ-GAUME PH/TH