Exhibit: Visual Science: The Art of Research


Friday, September 20, 2019 (All day) to Monday, September 7, 2020 (All day)


The Special Exhibitions Gallery, Science Center 251, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge

This exhibit features images and objects drawn from a variety of disciplines and time periods that show the importance of visual experiences in science. Images have played many roles in scientific research. Images can record fleeting observations, whether a painting of an animal glimpsed in the field or an interaction between sub-atomic particles that lasts a millisecond. They can also make unseen things visible.

Physical models can make abstract mathematical concepts into something that researchers can touch; properly arranged, sand, metal plates, and a violin bow can make sound waves into images. Finding patterns in both kinds of images, or painstakingly transforming images into data can lead to new discoveries.

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