Creativity in Science

Synchronize, Inter College Science Fest, Bishop Cotton Boys’ School, Bangalore 9.8.2018

Science is not a closed black box; it is an open field. Imagination and creativity in science underscore the importance of scientists as creative thinkers; those who think outside of the box. Scientists who made world-changing discoveries just thought a little bit harder about what they were looking at, and they were a little bit more curious. And their curiosity changed the world, and so can you. Freeman Dyson at his 94, came up with fantastic science fiction advice, with some incredibly speculative and wonderful ideas, from the imaginative Dyson sphere to the inspiring Dyson Tree, both sparking fierce debate. Richard Feynman solved the Challenger disaster and ended up winning the Nobel Prize in Physics for his Feynman diagrams, describing the movement of subatomic particles. When he was very young, he used to fix radios for his neighbours. Feynman had his way of doing science, which was different from everybody else. He never wrote down equations but just the solutions. It seemed like a sort of magic because he thought in terms of pictures instead of equations. Be different. Be creative as science is Creative.

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