Leonardo and the Intersection of Art and Science
Sep 05, 2019
Dr. Bulent Atalay
Leonardo and the Intersection of Art and Science

Bülent Atalay is a Turkish-American educator, author, scientist, and artist.
Born in Ankara, Turkey in 1940, Atalay is the author of the best selling book, Math and the Mona Lisa: the Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci, initially published in English by Smithsonian Books in 2004, and subsequently in 13 foreign languages.

A theoretical nuclear physicist, he is the author of numerous technical articles in physics. He has been a professor of physics for four decades at the University of Mary Washington, an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia, and a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He lectures around the world on his expertise in the "A-subjects" —art, archeology, astrophysics, atomic physics and Ataturk... while claiming little knowledge in the "B-subjects" — business, banking, biology... He is currently the President of the Ataturk Society of America, dedicated to the ideals of the founder of the modern Republic of Turkey, most importantly, the secular governance.