Quest for the Visualization of Quanta

Quanta. For me, searching for a way to depict this phenomenon of our universe is like a quest for the holy grail. Scanning the internet for “quanta art” yields a number of interesting pieces of artwork. Many are associated with Quanta Magazine, an online publication that covers physics, mathematics, biology, and computer science. The art used […]

From my Library: Max Tegmark and the Mathiverse

As far as I am concerned, Max Tegmark is one of the best science communicators among scientists. I met him at Princeton when I was working on a story about the universe for National Geographic Magazine. At that point, he had not yet written Our Mathematical Universe, which was published in 2014. When I visited […]

From my library: Albrecht Dürer–An artist for all time

Albrecht Dürer self portrait

Many people are familiar with Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks and how they are filled with wonderful drawings and diagrams about art and science. But not nearly so many are aware of the notebooks of 16th-century German artist, Albrecht Dürer. Yet Dürer was equally passionate about science and art, and perhaps more compassionate about humanity.  Albrecht […]