Einstein and Picasso . The art of science and the science of art
Arthur I. Miller
TH Theory Conference Room (CERN)
TH Theory Conference Room
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?