Salvador Dali had an obsession for science that lasted all his life and that can be traced to his paintings. He was a compulsive reader of scientific literature, from psychoanalysis to quantum mechanics, from mathematics to genetics. Moreover, he strived all his life to meet relevant scientists: he met Sigmund Freud, J.D. Watson, René Thom, Ilya Prigogine and many others. The scientists were surprised to discover that beyond the façade of a clownish showman there was a genial artist with whom they get into entertain meaningful discussions.

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Dali and science

Mònica Lòpez  

Salvador Dali had an obsession for science that lasted all his life and that can be traced to his paintings. He was a compulsive reader of scientific literature, from psychoanalysis to quantum mechanics, from mathematics to genetics. Moreover, he strived all his life to meet relevant scientists: he met Sigmund Freud, J.D. Watson, René Thom, Ilya Prigogine and many others. The scientists were surprised to discover that beyond the façade of a clownish showman there was a genial artist with whom they get into entertain meaningful discussions.

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