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.

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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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