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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"

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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 April 29, 2014 at 6:41am

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Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on April 17, 2014 at 2:34pm

Shakespeare's surprising legacy

On the eve of his 450th birthday, explore how science influenced Shakespeare

Poet. Playwright. Scientist? William Shakespeare is known for being many things - but never a scientist.

This week, you can discover how the Bard's imagination was fired by an insatiable curiosity for the natural world, from cosmology to medicine to psychology.
Shakespeare's small grammatical twists unleash a tempest in the brain
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New Scientist magazine - 19 April 2014
http://www.newscientist.com/issue/2965?

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on April 11, 2014 at 2:36pm
Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on March 16, 2014 at 8:23am

University of Calgary, Josh Literary Society of Canada convened a three-day seminar in July 2009, inviting world leading scientists to explore and discuss one of the greats of Urdu poetry under the banner of “A Conjugation of Art and Science”.
http://www.onlinenews.com.pk/details.php?newsid=255622&catname=...

Art and Science go hand in hand

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on March 9, 2014 at 6:17am

The Annual Conference of the British Society for Literature and Science 10th-12th April 2014 University of Surrey The ninth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will take place at the University of Surrey, Guildford, on 10-12 April 2014. Keynote talks will be given by Professor Jim Al-Khalili (University of Surrey), Professor Bernard Lightman (York University, Toronto), and Professor Mary Orr (University of Southampton). The conference will finish with an opportunity to visit Down House, the home of Charles Darwin, on the afternoon of Saturday 12 April.
Conference delegates will need to register as members of the BSLS (annual membership: £25 waged / £10 unwaged).
Please note that those attending the conference will need to make their own arrangements for accommodation.
Information on local hotels, and on travel to the University of Surrey, is available on the conference website: http://tinyurl.com/pp6ubz5.
If you have any questions please contact Gregory Tate (g.tate@surrey.ac.uk)

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on February 4, 2014 at 7:13am
Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on February 1, 2014 at 8:55am

Art of coding

An attempt to bridge computer code with classical poetics that is only as rich as your imagination

The bridge that connects computers and poetry is how both manipulate memory. A skilful poet arranges words to trigger continents buried deep beneath the ocean of collective consciousness. A good computer programmer makes efficient use of machine memory, and its physical architecture. Drawing on his own background as one of India’s finest novelists, Vikram Chandra begins by asking, “Can computer code be artistic?”

Across the world a fresh mingling of the arts and sciences is unfolding, that harks back to pre-Renaissance alchemy in Europe. It is a natural response to the unidimensional pursuit of specialisation into which the 20th century had thrown headlong some of its best minds. From the standpoint of Indian philosophy, Chandra has produced an interdisciplinary book that attempts to bridge the world of computer code with classical poetics of the subcontinent.
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/features/blink/art-of-coding/ar...

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on January 25, 2014 at 6:25am
Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on December 6, 2013 at 9:44am

Inside a mermaid's purse
A poetic intersection between life and science, art and photography.
A Poem based on University of Washington Biology Professor Adam Summers's work in animal sciences ....
Little Skate
Leucoraja erinacea

Littlest of little skates, just barely hatched!
You can still see the remnants
of my yellow egg sac.

And my tail's a little longer
than my whole body
(I'll grow into it more eventually).

And the tiny whiplash at my very tail-tip
(that inside my egg case I used to thrash)
I'll keep for just a few days more.

In warmer days, I'll move toward shore:
Summer Skate you might call me.

Check me out! Already sensing
with ampullae of Lorenzini!

~ Sierra Nelson.

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/science/grrlscientist/2013/dec/05/inside...

 

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