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Van Gogh’s Starry Night

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Physicist Werner Heisenberg said, “When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: why relativity? And why turbulence? I really believe he will have an answer for the first.” As difficult as turbulence is to understand mathematically, we can use art to depict the way it looks.

Natalya St. Clair illustrates how Van Gogh captured this deep mystery of movement, fluid and light in his work.

The unexpected math behind Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”

Van Gogh Art Turbulence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMerSm2ToFY
Natalya St. Clair, Educator
Avi Ofer , Animator
Addison Anderson, Script Editor

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-unexpected-math-behind-van-gogh-s-starry-night-natalya-st-clair

 

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