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Astronomy and Art; Universal Appeal?

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19:00 7 Nov 2018
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Prince Edward Hall, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, AL10 9AB

Speaker:

Prof. Andrew Newsam, Liverpool John Moores University

Abstract:

For centuries, science and art went hand in hand, but more recently they seem to have diverged into two distinct “cultures”. However, they still have much to gain from each other and in this talk, Andrew will describe some forays by an astronomer into the world of art to try to explore challenging concepts with unsuspecting audiences. From computer music to dance, theatre to  gardening shows, and exploring science from gravity and the nature of dark matter, to the physics of breakfast, we will see some ways in which art and science can work together, and also perhaps ask whether the two cultures are really as different as they might at first seem.


Room Change - This event is now in the Prince Edward Hall rather than the usual Lindop building.

Organised by: IOP London and Southeast Branch

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