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Close Encounters of Art and Physics

An Artist's View

  • Laura Pesce

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Parallels Between Art and Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Laura Pesce
      Pages 3-6
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  3. Collaborations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-72
    2. Laura Pesce
      Pages 73-78
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      Pages 79-85
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 137-138

About this book

Introduction

Close Encounters of Art and Physics is a voyage in time through the abstract ideas harboured in the minds of humans, starting from the graffiti art of cave dwellers and extending to the street art of contemporary men and women. In seeking parallels with science, the author looks far back to the first geometric ideas of our ancestors as well as ahead to the contemporary science of present-day physicists. The parallelism and analogies between these two fields bear witness to a real entanglement in the human brain. 

The second part of the book contains about 25 colour images showing the author's stunning glass artwork representing ideas such as dark matter, quantum entanglement, cellular automata and many others that are almost impossible to capture in words. Furthermore, many of the physicists who have themselves made major contributions in these fields provide their comments and analysis of the works. 

The book provides entertaining and informative reading, not only for practicing artists and physicists, but also anyone curious about art and physics.

Keywords

Physics and Art Visualizing theories in physics Creativity in Physics Visualization of Physics in Art Physicists' view on art Perspective in art and physics Timeless time in art Timeless time in physics Geometry in art How artists see physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Laura Pesce
    • 1
  1. 1.Campiglia MarittimaItaly

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