Colloquium: When Science Entered Modern Art

Colloquium | February 24 | 2-4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Data Sciences

Four leading UC Berkeley faculty members (historian of science Cathryn Carson, mathematician David Eisenbud, astrophysicist Alex Filippenko, and biophysicist James Hurley) are joined by the curator of Dimensionism (Vanja Malloy) for a colloquium offering a fascinating look at how scientific advances of the early to mid-twentieth century were visualized in the media of the day and made their way into modern art. Each will present popular visualizations of scientific ideas in the media of the day, and explain the significance of the science itself.