# Créativité Sans Frontières

Presenter: Harold Kroto

Published: January 2015

Age: 14-19 and upwards

Views: 841 views

Tags: science;graphics;creativity

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Lindau-Nobel

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Children are not the only ones who instinctively appreciate the elegant beauty of highly symmetric structures such as the soccer ball and “play” with them. Artists, architects, scientists, mathematicians and engineers are also fascinated by elegant structures and use them in their creative efforts. Leonardo da Vinci drew magnificent images and Buckminster Fuller designed geodesic domes.

When C60 Buckminsterfullerene was discovered it was its elegant symmetry that captured the imagination of scientists and non-scientists alike. More subtle yet no less cathartic responses are engendered in the minds of people who possess the fluency to appreciate not only the beauty of mathematical symbols but also the intricate elegance of their operations as well as their value in applications.