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What Scientists Read
School of English
University of St Andrews
Castle House
The Scores
KY16 9AL

Tel: 01334 463666
Twitter: @whatsciread

Does literature affect the way scientists work?

IF SO, HOW? What Scientists Read is a project designed to look at the influence of literature upon scientists and their work. Interdisciplinary ‘sci-art’ projects that interpret scientific information in an artistic way are flourishing. But this project is different. What Scientists Read is testing the assumption that the influence of science upon the arts is a one-way street.

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Are you a scientist? Contribute your thoughts about literature via this website - tell us what you like to read and why, and whether you think there's a link between your favourite books and your work. We interviewed twenty scientists based in Scotland during 2012, but we still want to hear from other scientists all round the world!