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“Images from Science” exhibition on display for the first time in Russia

March 06, 2012

Whether with bundled crystal fibres, bacteria with a sense of direction or even a web of dark matter, the Max Planck Society’s “Images from Science” exhibition provides extraordinary, fascinating insights into the world of science. In total, 59 large-sized images with subjects from a wide range of research fields are available. 40 selected images are on display at the Goethe Institute’s gallery in Moscow from 6 March to 30 April 2012.
Golovinomyces orontii Zoom Image
Golovinomyces orontii

Science is constantly crossing the boundaries of the previously unknown to discover new knowledge and make the unseen visible. As well as the purely scientific documentation of research topics, images with astonishing aesthetic forms and structures are also often produced - abstract works of art from a world normally hidden from the human eye.

Scientists from the 80 institutes of the Max Planck Society have contributed images from a diverse range of research fields for the exhibition. The spectrum of techniques applied includes conventional photography, colour microscopic imaging – light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and scanning tunnelling microscopy – as well as computer simulation.

Over 50 large-sized images (1.20 m x 1.20 m) are now available and have been successfully displayed in various compositions at many locations as a touring exhibition, including at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, the ars electronica in Linz and the Miami Science Museum in Florida. A selection of 40 images is currently being exhibited at the Goethe Institute in Moscow.

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