Brandon Vaidyanathan

Brandon Vaidyanathan

Washington DC
Contact me at brvnathan [at] gmail [dot] com
Dec
01
Beauty and the brain: The science of neuroaesthetics

Beauty and the brain: The science of neuroaesthetics

31 min read
Nov
15
Beauty and innovation, Italian style

Beauty and innovation, Italian style

"The scientific mind is an entrepreneurial mind or a storytelling mind, that accepts change, that accepts the twists of a plot, that accepts that something new might come and might develop." - Luca Cottini
28 min read
Oct
30
The beauty (and ugliness) of the law

The beauty (and ugliness) of the law

"If a law is unjust, if it's misdirected, it has a unique ability to be something harmful. But at its best, law expresses what is the best in us." - Lucia Silecchia
9 min read
Sep
19
Beauty in Scientific Theories

Beauty in Scientific Theories

When a theory turns out to be successful, scientists inadvertently adopt its aesthetic properties as heuristics – shortcuts which are used to predict the success of future theories.
3 min read
Sep
06
Photo by Soner Arkan: https://www.pexels.com/photo/man-performing-sufi-whirling-against-a-mosque-12943931/

The adventure of beauty in Arab Islamic culture

2 min read
Jul
23
The beauty of scientific discovery

The beauty of scientific discovery

8 min read
Jun
11
Three types of beauty in science

Three types of beauty in science

After surveying nearly 3500 scientists around the world and interviewing more than 200 of them, we've discovered that there are
7 min read
May
22
The beauty of poetry

The beauty of poetry

6 min read
May
10
Beauty in poetry (sneak preview)

Beauty in poetry (sneak preview)

1 min read
May
04
Three secrets to a beautiful cocktail

Three secrets to a beautiful cocktail

My favorite cocktail bar in Washington DC is Serenata [https://www.serenatadc.com]. A bustling hub within La Cosecha market
7 min read