ARTHUR I. MILLER is emeritus professor of history and philosophy of science at University College London. He is the author of several acclaimed books, the most recent of which are EINSTEIN, PICASSO (Basic, 2001) and EMPIRE OF THE STARS (Little, Brown/Houghton Mifflin, 2005), which was shortlisted for the 2006 Aventis Prize for Science Books. An experienced broadcaster, lecturer and biographer, he is particularly interested in the relationship between science and creativity, and noted for being able to write engagingly about complex social and intellectual dramas, weaving the personal with the scientific to produce page-turners that read like novels.
How Cutting-Edge Science is Redefining Contemporary Art
An encyclopedic survey…. Miller’s grasp of the scene is impressive –Jascha Hoffman, THE NEW YORK TIMES
Arthur I. Miller understands the intersection of art and science better than anyone writing today. In COLLIDING WORLDS, he brilliantly helps us expand our definitions of art and science while encouraging us to appreciate how both involve an intuitive feel for the beauty of the unseen – Walter Isaacson, author of EINSTEIN and STEVE JOBS
Miller eloquently chronicles the story of artsci in brief vignettes of the lives and works of the individuals working at the intersections of these disciplines – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review
An acknowledged authority on creativity in art and science and a distinguished biographer and historian of science tells the parallel stories of modern art and science.
In recent decades, an exciting new art movement has emerged in which artists illuminate the latest advances in science. Some of their provocative creations – a live rabbit implanted with the fluorescent gene of a jellyfish, a gigantic glass-and-chrome sculpture of the Big Bang itself – can be seen in traditional art museums and magazines, while others are being made by leading designers at Pixar, Google’s Creative Lab and the MIT Media Lab.
The author of Einstein, Picasso and other celebrated books on popular science and creativity, Arthur I. Miller takes readers on a wild journey to explore this new frontier. From the movement’s origins a century ago – when Einstein's relativity theory shaped early modern art and X rays affected fine photography – to the latest discoveries of biotechnology, cosmology and quantum physics, Miller shows how today’s artists and designers are producing work at the cutting edge of science.
Date: 16 June 2014
Length: 352 pages
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World English Language (Norton), Greece (Travlos), Korea (Munhakdongne)
DECIPHERING THE COSMIC NUMBER
The Strange Friendship of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung
Arthur I. Miller is a master at capturing the intersection of creativity and intelligence – Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, Aspen Institute, author of EINSTEIN
Gives you a sense of how scientists’ minds work: by leaps of intuition that are quite as irrational and excitable as any poet’s or psychologist’s – Sam Leith, DAILY MAIL
A fascinating and unlikely story… brisk and accessible – Gino Segrè, Emeritus Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, author of FAUST IN COPENHAGEN
[Miller] writes in the smooth and engaging voice of an experienced teacher, conveying an infectious sense of wonder – Sophia Carroll, BOOKSLUT.COM
The story of the bizarre friendship between two equally brilliant yet very different men who together ventured into the ‘no-man’s land between physics and psychology’.
This is the story of two mavericks: Wolfgang Pauli, the eminent physicist who – unlike his peers – was fascinated by the inner reaches of his own psyche and not afraid to dabble in the occult; and Carl Jung, the famous psychoanalyst who was sure that science held answers to some of the questions that tormented him. Both made enormous and lasting contributions to their fields. But in their many conversations over dinner and wine at Jung’s Gothic mansion on the shores of Lake Zurich, they went much further, striking sparks off each other as they explored the middle ground between their two subjects.
Publisher: Norton (US/UK)*
Publication: 27 April 2009 (US)/5 June 2009 (UK)
Length: 368 pages
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World English Language (Norton), Germany (DVA), Greece (Travlos), Italy (RCS), Japan (Soshisha)
*Published in paperback as 137: Jung, Pauli, and the Pursuit of a Scientific Obsession
EMPIRE OF THE STARS
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