WHEN SCIENCE MEETS ART

Feast your eyes on these beau­ti­ful works of art that hap­pen to have been in­spired by science.

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“THE GREAT­EST SCI­EN­TISTS ARE ARTISTS AS WELL,” said Al­bert Einstein.

FOR AS LONG AS artistic ex­pres­sion has ex­isted, it has ben­e­fited from sci­en­tific prin­ci­ples – be it ex­per­i­men­ta­tion with new ma­te­ri­als or tech­niques to ren­der dif­fer­ent per­spec­tives. Like­wise, art has long con­trib­uted to the work and com­mu­ni­ca­tion of science.

In recog­ni­tion of the mu­tual en­rich­ment, col­lab­o­ra­tions be­tween sci­en­tists and artists are blos­som­ing around the world.

Here we fea­ture the works and words of five out­stand­ing artists. “Science is my muse,” com­ments Xavier Cor­tada, who marked the dis­cov­ery of the ‘God par­ti­cle’ with a set of tri­umphal ban­ners. The same can be said for all of them. Suzanne Anker ren­ders small worlds in petri dishes. Lia Hal­lo­ran ex­plores serendip­ity in science. Mar­garet Wertheim con­veys her pas­sions for physics, fem­i­nism and en­vi­ron­men­tal­ism through cro­chet. Daniel Zeller trans­lates im­ages from neigh­bour­ing worlds in his own artistic lan­guage.

Feast your eyes, and your mind.

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