PRINCETON, N.J. -- The top three prize winners of Princeton University's second annual "Art of Science" exhibit were announced at an opening gala today at 5 p.m.
An online gallery show of the exhibit will go live tomorrow: http://www.princeton.edu/artofscience/
The juried show features prints, videos, poetry, paintings and sculptures 55 works in all -- produced in the course of scientific or technical research from more than a dozen different departments at Princeton.
"Much of the work that we find so compelling may be likened to 'found art," said Adam Finkelstein, associate professor of computer science and one of the exhibit organizers.
"Researchers create images or other artifacts in the pursuit of math, science and engineering, and often they turn out to be quite beautiful when viewed as works of art. The question of whether this is serendipity, or perhaps the expression of some deeper connections between aesthetics, order, nature, and complexity remains to be answered by the viewer."
The three top prize winners are:
- Qiangfei Xia, a graduate student in electrical engineering at Princeton, who won third place for "Easter Bonnet," a photograph taken with an electron scanning microscope of a tiny piece of metal melted by a laser onto a silicon chip;
- Melissa Green, a graduate student in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton, who was awarded second place for "Isolated Hairpin," a computer simulation of turbulent air flow; and
- Jennifer Rea, a senior in the history of science at Princeton who took first place for her painting titled "Mitosis," which depicts cell division superimposed on a floral fabric.
The exhibit is installed in the Friend Center, which is part of Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Science. Admission is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.mPage: 1 2 3 Related biology news :1
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