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Science-art-literature interplay


Science-art-literature interplay

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"


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, 2017. 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, 2017. 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, 2017. 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, 2017. 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 April 7, 2015 at 8:22am

Cancer specialist balances art and science
When Frank Meyskens Jr., the oncologist, writes about cancer in medical journals, his words are scientific.

When Meyskens, the poet, writes about cancer in his second book, his words are figurative.

He calls tears the “lubricant of the soul,” and describes how a breast cancer patient disappears “pound by pound, her hopes an affair of ashes.”

“I’ve entered into the artistic world,” said Meyskens, vice dean for the School of Medicine at UC Irvine. “My creativity before was always in science.”

Last year, Meyskens, 69, published “Believing in Today,” which follows his 2007 collection of poetry, “Aching for Tomorrow.” All proceeds from sales of his books go to a hospital fund that covers non-medical costs, such as transportation after chemotherapy, for cancer patients.

Meyskens wrote his first poem as a medical student at UC San Francisco, where he studied and trained from 1967-1974, as a way to cope with encountering the dying. But once he finished his education, he stopped.

He developed a research interest in melanoma, authored hundreds of research articles and book chapters, and helped found UCI’s cancer center.
His poetry remained dormant until 2001 when Meyskens wrote about a young mother who died of a rare form of cancer a week after he met her. That poem opened a flood gate of expression and reflection and starts his first book.

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on March 14, 2015 at 7:44am
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Science Fuels the Writing, and Faith, of a Nicaraguan Poet

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on December 4, 2014 at 6:04am

Medicine and poetry collide at Art Aloud
When going to the doctor, one usually doesn’t expect to hear poetry. One would expect to hear original poetry from local poets even less.

Art Aloud is a spoken word event hosted by the College of Medicine — Tucson’s Medical Humanities program every month at Java City, inside the Arizona Health Sciences Library. Organized by Dr. Ron Grant, a pediatrician and director of Medical Humanities, the event boasts a creative intersection between the sciences and humanities.

“Art Aloud is an opportunity to bring some holistic care and human empathy into a space that, for students, doctors and patients, can sometimes begin to feel a bit sterile,” said Adam Sirgany, a creative writing graduate student who lead last Tuesday’s event in Grant’s absence.
“It’s a good opportunity for people to get the other sides of their brain working,” Sirgany added.
Shapiro’s lecture will take place on Dec. 30 at the Poetry Center, Sirgany said.

The next Art Aloud event will be held on Dec. 16, from noon to 1 p.m., at Java City inside of the Arizona Health Sciences Library at the University of Arizona Medical Cente

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on November 16, 2014 at 9:55am

The worlds of science and art don’t often mix but pupils at one of Camden’s top schools have found a way to merge the two by writing scientific Haiku poems for a new book

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on September 19, 2014 at 6:23am

Female voices in science - a poem

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on August 30, 2014 at 7:08am

Poet and Paleontologist – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The German lawyer, author, poet, politician and artist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (born August 28, 1749-1832) was also a mining engineer and quite interested in geology and paleontology.

In the year 1775, Goethe, already a highly regarded author, was invited to the court of Duke Carl August in the city of Weimar, where he will remain for the rest of his life. Goethe was an enthusiastic collector of mineralogical, paleontological and geological curiosities and between 1780 to 1832 he collected, exchanged and purchased more than 18.000 rocks, minerals and fossils. The fossils alone comprise 718 specimens, most notable in this collection are 100 fossils found in the quaternary deposits of Weimar.

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on August 19, 2014 at 6:55am

For Judith Baumel, science and poetry are inextricably linked:
In the morning he told her

she was beautiful.

She considered Einstein’s paradox:

If I hold a mirror in front of myself

arm’s length away

and run at nearly the speed of light

will I be able to see myself?

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on May 16, 2014 at 7:25am

Writing is on the wall for air pollution thanks to air-cleansing poem
The writing is on the wall for smog as the University of Sheffield unveils the world’s first air-cleansing poem, a new work by award-winning writer Simon Armitage.

Simon, Professor of Poetry at the University, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Science Professor Tony Ryan, have collaborated to create a catalytic poem called In Praise of Air – printed on material containing a formula invented at the University which is capable of purifying its surroundings.

This cheap technology could also be applied to billboards and advertisements alongside congested roads to cut pollution.

Professor Ryan, who came up with the idea of using treated materials to cleanse the air, said: “This is a fun collaboration between science and the arts to highlight a very serious issue of poor air quality in our towns and cities.

“The science behind this is an additive which delivers a real environmental benefit that could actually help cut disease and save lives.

“This poem alone will eradicate the nitrogen oxide pollution created by about 20 cars every day.”

He added: “If every banner, flag or advertising poster in the country did this, we’d have much better air quality. It would add less than £100 to the cost of a poster and would turn advertisements into catalysts in more ways than one. The countless thousands of poster sites that are selling us cars beside our roads could be cleaning up emissions at the same time.”

The 10m x 20m piece of material which the poem is printed on is coated with microscopic pollution-eating particles of titanium dioxide which use sunlight and oxygen to react with nitrogen oxide pollutants and purify the air.
The poem will be on display on the side of the University’s Alfred Denny Building, Western Bank, for one year and its unveiling also marks the launch of this year’s Sheffield Lyric Festival which takes place between 14-17 May 2014 at the University’s Firth Hall.


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