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Author: Julia Hawkins
On the face of it, an artist and a theoretical physicist might seem an unlikely pairing. But Turner Prizewinning sculptor Grenville Davey and string theorist David Berman's collaboration is producing beautiful, thoughtprovoking work inspired by the fundamental structure of the Universe. Julia Hawkins interviewed them to find out more about how the Higgs boson and Tduality are giving rise to art. 
During September and October, the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences showed a small exhibition of two suites of photoetchings with mathematical components by the Canadian artist Catherine M Stewart, who studied both maths and physics in the course of her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto. Elements of Grace is a collection of 12 photoetchings which combine diagrams from Newton's Principia Mathematica (1729) with photodetails of the human body.

Robin J Wilson's book is "not", as he assures the reader in the Preface, "a history of mathematics book in the conventional sense of the word". No indeed. It is, rather, a selective account of aspects of the history of mathematics which have appeared on postage stamps from across the world.

Professor Jardine's latest book is a broad survey of a remarkable period in history, the socalled Scientific Revolution. The premise of Jardine's narrative is that we currently live on one side or the other of a gulf in understanding between the sciences and the arts  the socalled "Two Cultures" defined by C P Snow  and her aim is to show, by illustrating the roots of modern science, that this cultural divide is a modern construct. Jardine therefore focuses her attention on the overlap and interchange of science, mathematics and the arts throughout the intellectual ferment of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
