Arts and Culture

We talk about artistic inspiration all the time – but scientific inspiration is a thing too

A technician examines a mobile phone in a test room at the Market Surveilance Laboratories of the Information and Communication Technologies Authority of Turkey, in Ankara June 9, 2011. Founded in 2007 with funds from the European Union, the facility, comprising of five different labs, tests mobile telephones and other communication devices to determine their Specific Absorbition Rate (SAR) value. SAR is a measurement of how much electromagnetic radiation is absorbed by body tissue whilst using a mobile phone.    REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY  - Tags: BUSINESS HEALTH) - LR2E76918880C

We often talk about creativity in art, but what about in science? Image: REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Tom McLeish
Professor of Physics and former Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Durham University
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