Glamming Up the Geeks: Portraits of World-Famous Physicists Shaded With Equations Relevant to Their Work

They may be in vogue these days, but some categories of geeks still don’t get the mainstream recognition they deserve. Take physicists: let’s face it, they deal with some heady stuff that many of us can’t begin to understand. But Miriam Carothers gets it. The artist has drawn the portraits of some of the top physicists in the world, filling in their faces with equations that are relevant to the subject’s work to make them more than just your everyday caricatures. If you’re in New York, the portraits will be on display in the New York gallery Central Booking starting on February 6. Click through to see a few of our favorites.

By Miriam Carothers
By Miriam Carothers

Cumrun Vafa, 2008 Dirac Medal-winning string theorist from Harvard