A Sonnet to Science is an exploration of the interface between scientific and creative endeavors with a specific examination of poetry produced by six prominent scientists. Sam Illingworth is a senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University with an interest in effective science communication.
When writing a biography, the goal is to provide the reader with an insight into the life and mind of the subject. This is usually achieved by using their own words to reflect their thoughts and emotions at certain times; most commonly letters and other correspondence is used. But Illingworth achieves the same through the more subtle and yet deeper medium of poetry.