"Numbers in Nature, Art and Architecture"
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Itamar Procaccia
The Barbara and Morris L. Levinson
Professorial Chair in Chemical Physics
Department of Chemical Physics
The Weizmann Institute of Science
August 7th, 19 hrs.
I will review the history of how numbers entered our language, world view and artistic expression, from pre-historic times, through Greek, Indian, Arab
and European cultures. I will stress the fact that throughout the last three millennia our thinking is based on the belief that the world can be understood and
maybe even manipulated through numbers.