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Einstein & Picasso:
The art of science and the science of art

November 14, 2012

in Past lectures

November 28, 2012 at 6:30pm

City University of New York (CUNY)
Science Center at the Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

Room 4.102 on the 4th floor

Abstract: 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?

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Paul Wheatley November 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm

I’m interested in attending the lecture at CUNY on November 28th but I’m not a student there. Is the event open to the public?

Arthur I Miller November 28, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Yes, it is open to the public.

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