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‘Einstein, Picasso’ meeting – Dortmund, Germany, March 2009

In March 2009 the British Council convened a meeting in Dortmund, Germany, exploring creativity in art and science, directly inspired by my book Einstein, Picasso.

‘Albert Einstein, the most important scientist of the 20th century, and Pablo Picasso, its most important artist, were both – in their own way – striving for a new and profound way to represent the universe’s geometry. Einstein came up with the theory of relativity, Picasso with cubism when exploring the same problem: How to represent space and time at just the moment in history when it became apparent that these entities are not what we intuitively perceive them to be. This parallel of problem-solving and creative approach in science and art was of interest to Arthur I. Miller, Professor Emeritus of History and Philosophy of Science at University College London when writing “Einstein, Picasso – Space, Time, and the Beauty that Causes Havoc” (2001).’

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