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“Einstein, Picasso: Space, Time and the Beauty That Causes Havoc”
Graduate Information Forum (GIF), Nov. 30, 2004



"Did Picasso know about Einstein?"
Was it a coincidence that Picasso developed Cubism at about the same time that Einstein published his theory of relativity? Arthur I Miller thinks not, as he explains to Ciara Muldoon of PhysicsWeb.

On the lighter side...

"Beauty?... To me it is a word without sense because I do not know where its meaning comes from nor where it leads to." ~Pablo Picasso

"To be an artist…to be a scientist…to be Einstein, or Picasso - is to listen to the voices of an age and revel in the picture they paint together. Two men of genius, one time, in the explosion of thought that launched the twentieth century." ~ taken from The Connection website

"Picasso at the Lapin Agile"
Thoughts to ponder over wine: What is the meaning of art? Is there art in science? And what modern genius is the biggest idiot? Steve Martin explains it all with the help of two protagonists named Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein in this play.

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