THE FEYNMAN SERIES part 1 – Beauty – YouTube

This is one of my peak experiences; beauty is central to the scientific process and to art.  I know that beauty is in dispute in art and that the common perception of science is:  logic, mathematics and experiment.  My experience is that beauty is central to what we do as scientists.  In my case a chemist.

I remember,  a Saturday afternoon, alone in the lab distilling two isomers of trimethylnitrobenzene;  a beautiful yellow/orange crystal formed.  I collected two fractions, the two isomers I was preparing.

Beauty; an intense experience I remember almost 25 years on.

My experience is, beauty is central in science and in art.

This video is Richard Feynman on his experience of beauty in science.

About sustainabilityandbeauty

My passion is telling the stories of possibility, seeking a sustainable and beautiful future. My training is in science, chemistry, environmental science and teaching.
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