Those of you who doubt that art and science can coexist in harmony should think again.
According to this Nature News blog, an anonymous donor has decided to donate a priceless Picasso painting (just kidding – the painting went for £13,500,000) to the University of Sydney, which will use the proceeds to fund medical research:
It is not clear why the donor picked the University of Sydney as the beneficiary for the Picasso, or why diabetes, obesity and heart research was chosen to benefit. In a statement, the university’s vice chancellor Michael Spence said the proceeds “will create multiple endowed chairs across several disciplines within a new multidisciplinary University centre dedicated to research into obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.”
Mysterious, but no one seems to be complaining.