Exhibition showcasing art-physics collaboration

Art work produced following a summer collaboration will be exhibited in an Edinburgh gallery this October.

A collaboration involving art students and physics researchers has led to the creation of a series of art work, sculptures and digital graphics, showcasing a range of physics and astronomy concepts.

The exhibition will take visitors on a visual journey across a range of physics research which takes place within the School of Physics and Astronomy. It includes art work depicting the formation and structure of the universe; the application of physics in the study of microorganism growth; and in the use of supercomputers for computationally intensive tasks such as quantum mechanics. It also features portraits of students and researchers.

Three Edinburgh College of Art students collaborated with 20 researchers during the 10 week summer project, brought together by communications and outreach colleagues.

School of Physics and Astronomy organisers commented:

This is a great opportunity to help convey the work which takes place behind lab doors, to communicate complex ideas, and to share some fascinating concepts in a visual format.

The exhibition, called ‘Fusion: Physics X Art’ takes place at Whitespace Gallery in Newington, Edinburgh from Friday 14 to Tuesday 18 October 2022.