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Andrea Kane

Robbert Dijkgraaf on Education, Imagination, and the Arts

On the occasion of his Science and Society Forum seminar on the "Usefulness of Useless Knowledge," Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf discusses education, imagination, and the close relationship between research and the arts in an interview with Edward Dadswell of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.

"Our whole education is a process of confrontation between our imagination and the reality of established facts," says Dijkgraaf. "I think the greatest scientists have such an intense curiosity that they're not discouraged by the current practice of the field and they push the boundaries of knowledge."

Read more at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.

August 27, 2018