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Travelling exibition in Russia

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. Since 2012 an edition of 40 selected "Images of Science" has been on display at Goethe Institute's galleries in Russia. Currently, the exhibition is on view in Tomsk in West-Sibiria.

In autumn 2013 the "Images of Science" were part of the cultural week preceeding the Prince of Asturias Award ceremony in Oviedo, Spain.

Images of Science

Images of Science

Science often pushes back the boundaries of the known world to explore new topics and make the invisible visible. In the process of this work, in addition to a purely scientific documentation of research objects, sometimes images are created that feature surprising aesthetic forms and structures: abstract works of art from a world normally hidden to the human eye.

Each year, scientists from the more than 80 research institutes of the Max Planck Society enter images showcasing their work from the most various research fields in an annual photography competition. The winning pictures form the basis of a travelling exhibit that provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of science.

Many of the images can not only be seen online, but are also available in large format, framed pictures (1.20m x 1.20m). The travelling exhibition has been shown with great success in a variety of locations, such as the Deutsches Museum in Munich, the ars electronica in Linz/Austria, the Miami Science Museum in Florida, the National Library of Russia in St. Petersburg, and the German Science Centre in Cairo.

The online exhibition of the science images

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