Ada Lovelace Day

I popped into an event at King’s Building this week celebrating women in Science on Ada Lovelace day

Dr Sarah Barry from the Department of Chemistry used M.C Escher’s butterflies to illustrate how very often in science, things start out a little hazy and then sharpen into progressively clearer and well defined complexity.


Many of Escher’s most famous works lead in circles. This one goes from abstract to concrete; from a simple starting point to progressively more intricate complexity. As Dr Barry shows – good art shares DNA with good science. 

Click here for the full Ada Lovelace Day story – but it’s pretty well encapsulated in this tweet:

@ABeylann: When your university celebrates women in science, you know you are in the right place! #KCL #AdaLovelaceDay