The Art of Science by Joseph L. Goldstein, Chair of Lasker Medical Research Awards Jury
The annual selection of Lasker winners is an invitation for the public to contemplate what constitutes great science. Are biological discoveries the result of meticulous observation, or of asking key questions in ways that have never before been asked? What are the geneses of clinical advances? What connects science and creativity? How does a series of experiments come to be regarded as “elegant” or a body of research deemed “beautiful”?
These are the topics explored by Joseph L. Goldstein, Chair of the Medical Research Awards Jury, in a series of essays on the deep relationship between art and science.