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Poems on the themes of art, science and other inspirational subjects

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Science is the poetry of reality - Dawkins

How I'm rushing through this! How much each sentence in this
brief story contains. "The stars are made of the same atoms
as the earth." I usually pick one small topic like this to
give a lecture on. Poets say science takes away from the
beauty of the stars - mere globs of atoms. Nothing is "mere".
I too can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them.
But do I see less or more? The vastness of the heavens stretches
my imagination - stuck on this carousel my little eye can catch
one-million-year-old light. A vast pattern - of which I am a
part - perhaps my stuff was belched from some forgotten star,
as one is belching there. Or see them with the greater eye of
Palomar, rushing all apart from some common starting point
when they were perhaps all together. What is the pattern, or
the meaning, or the why? It does not do harm to the mystery
to know a little about it. For far more marvelous is the truth
than any artists of the past imagined! Why do the poets of the
present not speak of it? What men are poets who can speak of
Jupiter if he were like a man, but if he is an immense
spinning sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent?
 -- Richard P. Feynman, a footnote in "Six Easy Pieces"

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Words of poet-naturalist René-Richard Castel: “A poet must not aim to teach and advance a science as much as to show its advantages and make it loved.”

We have the beautiful  science - art - literature and art - literature interplay in the discussion forum and to know all about the relationship between Poetry and Science go through the comments section.

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Krishna in a wonderland (called #Science)

Started by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa. Last reply by Deepak Menon Sep 13. 4 Replies

Krishna in a wonderlandIt's a ten million colour bandAnthocyanins, aurones, chalcones, flavonols, proanthocyanidLycopene, canthaxanthin, astaxanthin,  carotinoid! Newton-described Classical…Continue

Quantum Mechanics of the Classical World!

Started by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa. Last reply by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa Sep 2. 1 Reply

Physicists say Quantum MechanicsBelong to the world of small particlesYet I also encountered them in classical worldsWhich told me the weirdest of stories!In the strange ordinary world one…Continue

No science, no universe!

Started by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa. Last reply by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa Aug 28. 1 Reply

Science, oh dear scienceWe love and respect your applianceIn our daily activities so muchThat we cannot imagine a life without your touch!Continue

When we have genuine science , why go for pseudo-science?

Started by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa. Last reply by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa Aug 28. 1 Reply

When we have science, genuine scienceWhich is carved out of data relianceOne that which strictly sticks to methodology complianceWhy go for pseudo-science?Science doesn't fear falsifiabilityAdores…Continue

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Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on February 12, 2017 at 9:03am

Great literature is surprisingly arithmetic

It seems almost all novels and plays provide one of only six “emotional experiences” from beginning to end—a rags-to-riches exuberance, say, or a rise and fall of hope (below, top). Researchers at the University of Vermont graphed the happiness and sadness of words that occurred across the pages of more than 1,300 fiction works to reveal the emotional arcs and discovered relatively few variations.

A different study coordinated by Poland's Institute of Nuclear Physics found that sentence lengths in books frequently form a fractal pattern—a set of objects that repeat on a small and large scale, the way small, triangular leaflets make up larger, triangular leaves that make up a larger, triangular palm frond. 

This article was originally published with the title "Novel Math"

More here: 

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/great-literature-is-surp...

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on July 1, 2016 at 5:20am

POETRY WALK BLENDS SCIENCE AND ART
The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary will welcome scientist and poet Art Stewart from 7:30 to 9 p.m. July 12, as he leads participants on a sunset poetry walk along the sanctuary’s trails on Wintergreen Lake.

The walk is free of charge and open to the public. Art Stewart is the writer-in-residence at W.K. Kellogg Biological Station July 10 - 16, and his poetry is inspired by science. Stewart is an alumnus of Kellogg Biological Station, graduating with his Ph.D. in 1980 from Michigan State University.
http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2016/poetry-walk-blends-science-and-art/

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on April 13, 2016 at 8:01am
Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on March 26, 2016 at 8:25am

The Poetry of Science

One in an occasional series of poems about, or inspired by, science

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/the-poetry-of-scienc...

http://thepoetryofscience.scienceblog.com/

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on January 9, 2016 at 8:31am

Physics, atom bombs, poetry
Scientists -- physicists in particular -- achieved a new kind of celebrity after atomic bombs exploded over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, in August 1945. “A few scientists were so confident of science’s supremacy that they openly relegated the arts to the past,” writes Peter Middleton early in his new book, Physics Envy: American Poetry and Science in the Cold War and After (University of Chicago Press). In his book, Middleton examines how poets viewed and navigated their own role in a society as science rocketed into cultural dominance after World War II.

Middleton is a professor of English at the University of Southampton, in England. He is the author of three scholarly books and a collection of poetry entitled Aftermath, and he is co-editor of the book Teaching Modernist Poetry. Middleton responded via email to questions about Physics Envy.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/01/08/author-discusses-phy...

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on December 29, 2015 at 6:16am

Cleaning Air with Poetry: Surprising Uses of a Titanium Dioxide Catalyst

http://thebrainbank.scienceblog.com/2015/12/27/cleaning-air-with-po...

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Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on July 3, 2015 at 1:30pm

The poetry of science:

http://www.bluestreakscience.com/2/

Science for poets was a course offered to the students of Srishti Schoool of Art, Design and Technology.

http://artscienceblr.org/?p=153

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on May 7, 2015 at 9:22am

Star Guide: Astro poetry combines art and science

As part of an annual astro poetry contest, 180 young poets sent poems to Reno, sharing their vision of the cosmos. Poems were judged in three divisions: kindergarten through second grade; third through sixth grade; and seventh through 12th grade; by volunteer judges from Michigan, Arizona, and Nevada.The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum hosted an award ceremony for the contest on April 25, coinciding with Astronomy Day and National Poetry Month.

http://www.rgj.com/story/life/outdoors/2015/05/06/star-guide-astro-...

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on April 23, 2015 at 6:41am

Tropical Wings, a gathering of citizens dedicated to celebrating and sustaining the migratory birds shared between the Upper Midwest and Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula, seeks original poetry reflecting on themes related to migratory birds and their remarkable seasonal journeys, the connections between birds and people, the role of birds in the community of life, and the nature of flight. All forms of poetry are welcome. Entries must be received on or before April 24. Awards in youth and adult categories include an opportunity to be featured in a public reading on Friday, May 8, at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin; a scholarship to be used as partial fee for an art and science Phipps Summer Art Camp class; field guides to the birds; and other prizes to be announced.

http://www.stcroix360.com/2015/04/group-seeks-poems-for-migratory-b...

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on April 9, 2015 at 8:51am

The month of April (2015) has been designated as The International Poetry month. Let us celebrate this by writing more poems.

 

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