30 April 2010, EMBL ATC Heidelberg

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All day "Beauty in Science" Exhibition in the ATC building
14:00 - 16:30 Symposium
"Science and Art – an Evolving Relationship"
Programme details see below
16:30 - 16:45 Coffee break
16:45 - 17:15 music@EMBL
17:15 - 17:30 Thalia Theatre group: "The Blind Dating Masters"
17:30 - 19:30 Joint beer hour, ATC Building

EMBL Science and Society symposium (Open to the Public), Large Operon


Science and Art – an Evolving Relationship

Scientists and artists, through their thoughts, projects, and products, act upon and represent the world. The aim of this art and science event at EMBL is to explore the nature of connectivity and kinship between science and art.

14:00-14:05 Welcome: Halldór Stefánsson, EMBL Heidelberg
14:05-15:05 Martin Kemp, University of Oxford
"Splashing around: some structural intuitions in art and science"
Certain kinds of art and science originate in the intuiting of deep structures that lie behind appearance. Some of the structures are predominantly static, relying upon the fundamental forms of geometry; some are the result of process, like folding; others disclose the process itself, like splashing. These themes run across art, architecture, design and various sciences from the Renaissance to today.
15:05-16:30 Panel discussion: Chair
Nadia Rosenthal, EMBL Monterotondo
Aslihan Sanal; Giovanni Frazzetto, LSE-BIOS; Diva Tommei, EMBL-EBI