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October 20, 2021

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Beauty & Science: A Conversation with Edward Johnson

Tolstoy wrote with the precision of the artist and the passion of the scientist.

– Vladamir Nabokov –

Beauty & Science: A Conversation with Edward Johnson

Dr. Edward Johnson, a distinguished research scientist, died earlier in 2021. His fundamental work in molecular cell biology opened new fields of study, contributed to the work of two Nobel laureates and has been important in the understanding and treatment of a range of diseases and neurologic disorders. On the occasion of a weeks getaway in Jemez Springs, New Mexico, in an impromptu conversation, he spoke of the essential role that passion, creativity and beauty play in fundamental discoveries in science. It was not what Id expected, says Richard Whittaker, looking back in gratitude for this remarkable conversation that took place well off the beaten path. { read more }

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For more inspiration, check out Richard Feynman’s soliloquy on how science can enrich our experience of life without detracting from its mystery or beauty. { more }

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