• Tue
    Professor Steven French, Leeds University

    What kinds of things are scientific theories? Are they like paintings or photographs, in the way they represent the world? Are they created in the same way as works of art? Are they discovered through flashes of insight (the \Eureka moment\)? Was Einstein like Mozart when it came to being creative? Or is the creative process in science different from that in art?

    Prof French will explore answers to these questions in order to shed light on some of the intriguing similarities and differences between art and science; and whether scientific theories are kinds of \things\ to begin with.