Robert Root-Bernstein and “Sparks of Genius”
Update – Tonight’s event IS still scheduled. (as of 5:30 pm – Tues. 4/3)
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Mix and Mingle: 6:00 to 6:30 pm
Presentation: 6:30 to 7:45 pm
Successful innovators in sciences and technology are artistic people. For instance, did you know medical stitches that permit a surgeon to correct an aneurysm or carry out a heart transplant were invented by American Nobel laureate Alexis Carrel, who took his knowledge of lace making into the operating room? Join MacArthur Fellow, Dr. Robert Root-Bernstein, in a special discussion identifying the thinking tools employed by history’s greatest creative minds—from Albert Einstein and Jane Goodall to Amadeus Mozart and Virginia Woolf—so that anyone with the right mix of inspiration and drive can set their own genius in motion. Dr. Root-Bernstein’s recently-published study that shows almost all Nobel laureates in the sciences are actively engaged in arts as adults. Stimulate the arts and you stimulate innovation.