Poetry = mc^2
by Megan de Vos
Megan was commissioned by University Groningen design a series of posters aiming at making high school students enthusiastic about science and art.The content of the posters is developed by four couples of theoretical physicists and poets. After the scientist indicates what appeals to them in a certain formula, the poet creates a poem. The aim is mainly to get a feel for the abstract mathematics and models of current science, and to translate these into an art form. Each poster consists of a formula and a number of lines of poetry. They will be distributed among high schools in The Netherlands.