The Alfred Bader Lecture - Roald Hoffmann Nobel Prize Laureate

ONE CULTURE, or THE COMMONALITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE ARTS AND THE SCIENCES

The claim of a rift between scientists and technologists on one hand, and humanists
on the other, is criticized on several grounds. Using examples from chemistry, poetry,
painting and ceramics a case is made for an underlying unity of science and the arts.
The common elements of these human activities are creation with craftsmanship,
concisely communicated, in a cross-cultural and altruistic way, with aesthetics figuring
importantly in a search for understanding of the universe around and within us.
But there be differences…

Roald Hoffmann
Nobel Prize Laureate,
Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, Emeritus, Cornell University

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Chernoff Hall Auditorium
4:15 – 5:30 pm Lecture
Reception to follow in the Chernoff Hall Atrium

Open to all students, Faculty, staff and friends of Queen's University.

Roald Hoffman Nobel Laureate Queen's University