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The Creativity Centre Educational Trust

Our Board of Trustees

Dr Lynda Foster

Dr Lynda Foster

Lynda was born in the United States of America. After receiving her BA at Washington University and…
Dr Richard Perkin

Dr Richard Perkin - Chair

My whole career has involved teaching, working and playing with children, teachers and artists…
Sally Bassett

Sally Bassett

Sally started her career as a primary school teacher and quickly became interested in the role…
Coll Bell

Coll Bell

Coll Bell is an experienced People and Organisational Development practitioner. He leads the…
Wesley Zepherin

Wesley Zepherin

Wesley has worked extensively in the areas of youth work, play, community development, and the…
Dr Maarten H P Ambaum

Dr Maarten H P Ambaum

Maarten Ambaum is Senior Lecturer in Theoretical Meteorology at the University of Reading. His research interests span a wide range of topics in the physics and mathematics of the atmosphere and oceans. He has a degree in theoretical physics from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. His most recent work dealt with the influence of cosmic rays on cloud formation, statistical methods in climate science, thermodynamics of the climate system, and predictability of the jet stream. He is author of a textbook on thermal physics of the atmosphere. Some of his work was also part of an art-science collaboration between the Universities of Brighton, Reading, Exeter and Sussex.

Friday, 31 August 2012 12:09

Dr Maarten H. P. Ambaum

Maarten Ambaum is Senior Lecturer in Theoretical Meteorology at the University of Reading. His research interests span a wide range of topics in the physics and mathematics of the atmosphere and oceans. He has a degree in theoretical physics from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. His most recent work dealt with the influence of cosmic rays on cloud formation, statistical methods in climate science, thermodynamics of the climate system, and predictability of the jet stream. He is author of a textbook on thermal physics of the atmosphere. Some of his work was also part of an art-science collaboration between the Universities of Brighton, Reading, Exeter and Sussex.

Homepage: www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~sws97mha

 

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 15:45

Creativity and Skill in Science

There are probably around a hundred proofs of the Pythagoras theorem. Functionally they are the same; they all prove the Pythagoras theorem. But some of these proofs are beautiful, some are surprising, others are dull. If you 'speak maths', then one proof is a like a poem, and another is like an excerpt from a safety manual. One proof is creative, another one is utilitarian.

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