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Friday, April 13, 2007

Einstein And Mozart

Einstein was facinated by Mozart and sensed an affinity between their creative processes as well as their histories,” writes Arthur I. Miller in The New York Times (1/31/06). He elaborates: “Einstein once said that while Beethoven created his music, Mozart’s ‘was so pure that it seemed to have been ever-present in the universe, waiting to be discovered by the master.’ Einstein believed much the same of physics, that beyond observations and theory lay the music of the spheres — which, he wrote, revealed a ‘pre-established harmony’ exhibiting stunning symmetries. The laws of nature, such as those of relativity theory, were waiting to be plucked out of the cosmos by someone with a sympathetic ear.”

Indeed, Einstein thought “that asymmetries in physics concealed essential beauties of nature; existing theories lacked the ‘architecture; and ‘inner unity’ he found in the music of … Mozart. In his struggles with extremely complicated mathematics that led to the general theory of relativity of 1915, Einstein often turned for inspiration to the simple beauty of Mozart’s music … In the end, Einstein felt that in his own field he had, like Mozart, succeeded in unraveling the complexity of the universe.” Of his theory of relativity, Einstein once said: “Hardly anyone who has truly understood it will be able to escape the charm of this theory.” Scientists tend to agree as they “often describe general relativity as the most beautiful theory ever formulated.”
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