Presentation by Astronomer Christopher Impey,

Presentation by Astronomer Christopher Impey, University Distinguished Professor & Deputy Head of Astronomy, University of Arizona, Tucson on his experience teaching physics and maths to Buddhist monks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iPo23bP1nE&feature=uploademail

Impey has a long history of art science collaboration

http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/leonardo/summary/v043/43.5.impey.html

The authors, an astronomer and an artist, have collaborated on a series of seven mixed-media constructions and prose pieces that follow the flow and themes of Impey’s book on astrobiology, The Living Cosmos. The book summarizes recent research on astrobiology, from the origin of life on Earth and its environmental range on this planet to the search for life in the solar system and beyond. The artist’s work encapsulates these ideas with its use of material objects, textures, images and metaphors that mirror the elements of the scientific approach to astrobiology