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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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Space your children

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Space your childrenOtherwise infant mortality villainWill attack you with disdainFor your poor decisionInfants will compete with each otherFor resources you can't gatherLike an unavoidable tetherThat…Continue

Eclipses - Get to grips with these celestial trips

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During eclipsesThe light just dipsGet to grips With these celestial tripsNo difference in bird chirpsOr radiation or magnetic blipsNeither the food quality slipsDon't avoid water gulpsEnjoy the…Continue

Short poems on various science themes

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Chemotherapy and other treatments didn't work?Analyse the other drugs and alcohol you tookMicrobiomes that lurkInteractions that smirk!When the environment goes on a rampage Because of the Climate…Continue

Different Perspectives

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A white bird around just lost its feather A feather collector found a new treasureA superstitious mind opened its door to fearA scientist got an interesting idea to botherA poet got new material to…Continue

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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.
http://facultyofscience.shef.ac.uk/writing-is-on-the-wall-for-air-p...

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
 

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