Cameron University will present theoretical physicist, author and artist Dr. Bűlent Atalay for a brown bag lunch lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 12:30 p.m. The event, which is open to the public at no charge, takes place in the Shepler Ballroom. Atalay will explore the work of Leonardo DaVinci, whom Atalay regards as a transformative genius due to his successful fusion of science and art.
A professor of physics at the University of Mary Washington, Atalay is the author of "Math and the Mona Lisa: The Art and Science of Leonardo Da Vinci" and the recently released "Leonardo's Universe: The Renaissance World of Leonardo Da Vinci." Copies of both volumes will be available in the Cameron university bookstore and at the lecture on Tuesday.
Atalay's exploration of DaVinci addresses the entire scope of the artist's work, including biology and engineering as well as painting and sculpture. He pays particular attention to DaVinci's engagement with math and science and how it is integrated into his approach to art.
More information about Dr. Bűlent Atalay is available at www.bulentatalay.com.
For more information about Dr. Atalay's appearance, contact the School of Liberal Arts at (580) 581-2491.
September 25, 2009