“The Probability of the Diagram” presented by Thomas

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  • Diagrams, Formulae and Models: Aesthetic and Scientific Strategies of Visualisation

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  • The Probability of the Diagram

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  • Panel: Diagrams, Formulae and Models: Aesthetic and Scientific Strategies of Visualisation

    Keywords: Diagrams, Art, Quantum Mechanics

    This paper will explore links between art and science by focusing on Richard Feynman’s 1979 diagrammatically enhanced lectures. These lectures explore various theoretical understandings of the quantum world, revealing new possibilities that insert different realities into the physical world. These different realities will be compared with Gilles Deleuze’s writing on diagrams revealed in the work of artist Francis Bacon. Feynman and Bacon were both drawn towards the diagram as a means to visualise and explore the probability of something occurring.

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