One can find things in many ways and sometimes things find you.
The author of this poem, Andrew Steane, is a professor in physics at Oxford University. His research is in quantum computing, but he ventures also in areas such as education, philosophy, poetry, ...
The director of the Museum met him at a meeting in Rome that dealt with education.
Being both physicists, there was something to talk about during the coffee breaks. But it really got exciting when they discovered their common interest in mechanical clocks, strange puzzles, molecular structures (Cat. Nr. 60), unusual structures (Cat. Nr. 68), … In fact the sort of things you would find in a cabinet of wonder.
Days after the meeting this poem found its way to the Museum.
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