Saturday, December 22, 2012

Saturday Video: Alan Lightman - The Crossroads of Science and the Arts

by Salman Hameed

I have always liked Alan Lightman as a writer - both for his fantastic astrophysics graduate textbook and for his work of fiction. His new book, Mr g: A Novel about Creation, is on my reading list. In the mean time, here is a lecture where he talks about the differences in the way scientists and artists look at the world. Having excelled at both, he is the ideal person to comment on this. Enjoy! (his lecture starts about 10 minutes into the video):

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