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INSIDE THE MINDS of LEONARDO da VINCI, NEWTON, EINSTEIN @ SMITHSONIAN




CREATIVITY + GENIUS - INSIDE THE MINDS of
LEONARDO da VINCI, NEWTON, EINSTEIN
SEMINAR @ SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION



        

 

 

SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES
Present


CREATIVITY + GENIUS: INSIDE THE MINDS OF
 "LEONARDO, NEWTON, EINSTEIN"

TUESDAY, JULY 01, 2014 @ 6:45 PM

      SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES - S. DILLON RIPLEY CENTER

         1100 Jefferson Drive, SW | Washington, DC 20036

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What happens when the objective (scientific) part of the mind intersects with the subjective (artistic) part? Bulent Atalay explores this fascinating question by probing the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, and Albert Einstein. Each was a towering scientific figure, but Leonardo was a scientist doing art, and an artist doing science; Newton spent much of his time experimenting in the mysterious precincts of alchemy; and Einstein was a gifted violinist who frequently found inspiration for his scientific endeavors while playing, especially the music of Mozart.


Atalay shows how they were able to weave their disparate passions with often-amazing results. Was this an anomaly or something that can be mapped onto the brain? Understanding the patterns of their creativity will provide an entirely new appreciation of their work and genius—and perhaps that of others, too.


Atalay is a scientist, artist, and author of numerous papers in theoretical physics and two best-selling books about Leonardo da Vinci: Math and the Mona Lisa and Leonardo’s Universe.

 

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  • Diana J.

     Bulent Atalay did a great job with describing the common characteristics that geniuses share and explaining the role of mathematics, explicitly or intuitively, on the works of scientists and artists alike, including Einstein, Da Vinci, Newton....

    July 2, 2014

  • Diana J.

     Bulent Atalay did a great job with describing the common characteristics that geniuses share and explaining the role of mathematics, explicitly or intuitively, on the works of scientists and artists alike, including Einstein, Da Vinci, Newton....

    July 2, 2014

  • Domenico

    How did you get in?

    July 1, 2014

    • Diana J.

      Sorry I did't reply. I turned my cell off. I hope you made it.

      July 1, 2014

  • Domenico

    Are there tickets available at the door?

    July 1, 2014

    • Diana J.

      I bought mine on line and I just p/u by the Lecture Hall. I am wearing an aqua blouse and white skirt. I am seating on a bench across the hallway entrance.

      July 1, 2014

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