Continuando con nuestra saga de presentaciones sobre Literatura y Ciencia, esta semana le toca el turno a Amy Catanzano, profesora del Department of English en la Wake Forest University de Estados Unidos que presentará su charla Quantum Poetics.

Quantum Poetics: Language and Reality in Physics and Poetry.

Amy Catanzano - Wake Forest University (USA)

Miércoles 25 de Mayo a las 12:00h
Salón de Actos del DIPC. 
Paseo Manuel de Lardizábal 4. Donostia-San Sebastián.

This presentation will include a talk on poetry and science as linked modes of inquiry as well as a poetry reading from my latest books. I will explore the intersections of poetry and science through the context of quantum poetics, a theory and practice I have developed that applies principles of physics to poetry and poetics as well as principles of poetry and poetics to physics in order to metacritically investigating both disciplines. Quantum poetics explores, among other subjects, how physical reality is assumed, imagined, and tested through language at discernible and indiscernible scales of spacetime. As a writer whose poetry is influenced by avant-garde literary traditions as well as physics, my discussion will emphasize questions of language and reality in poetry and quantum mechanics. I will discuss the principle of indeterminacy in relation to aesthetic ambiguity; novel forms of spacetime in quantum theory, relativity, string theory, and poetry; projection and translation between mathematics and ordinary language in physics and between poetry and ordinary language in literature; quantum superposition in relation to literary and scientific interpretation; the role of the observer, observable, and subject position in quantum theory and poetry; and the metaphorical and material links between the quantum jump and the imagination. How can poetry and poetics treat questions of existence and linguistic meaning not only through thematic content but poetic form, experimental procedure, and methods of interpretation informed by science? What principles of poetry and poetics can scientists draw from to bring further insight, transdisciplinary breadth, and innovation to their work? At the end of my presentation I will invite questions, commentary, and conversation.


La charla será en inglés y la entrada es libre y gratuita hasta completar aforo.

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Nací en Buenos Aires, Argentina. Me Doctoré en Física en la Universidad de Buenos Aires en 2001. Soy científico titular del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas y fundador y director del Programa Mestizajes, cuyo propósito es explorar y transitar las fronteras entre Arte, Ciencia y Humanidades. He publicado el libro de relatos "El otro lado" y soy co-autor de la obra de teatro "La entrevista / The interview". Web personal

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