Bulent Atalay presents lecture on Leonardo da Vinci

Dr. Bulent Atalay, an author, scientist and artist, will present “Leonardo’s Universe: The Renaissance World Of Leonardo da Vinci,” at 7 p.m., March 4, in Maryville College’s Lawson Auditorium.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will include research conducted for his soon-to-be-published book by the same title.

Author of the 2004 book “Math and the Mona Lisa,” Atalay teaches physics at the University of Mary Washington and University of Virginia and lectures around the world, mostly on the “A-subjects” - art, archaeology, astrophysics and atomic physics. His presentation at the college will highlight the relationships between math, science and art.

The lecturer is also an accomplished artist. He has presented his art in one-man exhibitions in London and Washington, D.C., and his two books of lithographs are in the permanent collections of Buckingham Palace, the Smithsonian and the White House.

For more information on the March 4 event, please contact Dr. Margie Ribble, associate professor of mathematics, at 865-981-8575 or margie.ribble@maryvillecollege.edu.

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