I popped into an event at King’s College London this week celebrating women in Science on Ada Lovelace day

 

Dr Sarah Barry from the Department of Chemistry used Escher’s butterflies to illustrate how often in science, things start out a little hazy and then sharpen into progressively clearer and well defined complexity.

Many of Escher’s most famous works lead in circles; this one goes from abstract to concrete, from a simple idea to progressively more intricate complexity. 

As Dr Barry pointed out – good art shares its DNA with good science. 

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