Perceptions of the Les Demoiselles d'Avignon
A young, talented scientist, Johan Ek from Finland, is excited to move to the famous Stanley University in Palo Alto, California to work with the best brains of theoretical physics. As a beginning researcher, with his own peculiar views about science, he faces unexpected career problems and an amazing journey begins. It takes him to an unfamiliar environment, and life with artists and other new friends. The painting, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, opens a new world to Johan. A search for a revolutionary way to live and love science begins. Can he find a way to continue working in the field that he loves, or has it been taken away from him forever?
The story is about a family history, theoretical physics, arts and artists, the dark side of academia, and an innocent, creative mind struggling for survival. The author likes to call the genre of this remarkable story fiction science, where real historical figures and fiction meet.