In the past few months we have collected many of our most beautiful images from experiments and simulations to set up a virtual porous media art gallery. Now, with the slow reopening of the society, we have decided to take the gallery out from the screens and into the streets. In the period from June 7th to June 21st the square right next to the Oslo City Hall is made even more beautiful with a selection of 12 images of PoreLab's Porous Media Art.
How fluids and gases move in nature is crucial for all life and most of our energy production. The air you breathe, the blood that keeps your brain working and the sap rising in the trees in spring are all following the same laws. This also goes for groundwater finding its way to a well, raw oil seeping through sandstone in the Northern Sea or the water in the power plant’s turbines. The laws for how the fluids flow and how they affect the medium it flows through has been poorly understood until now and is the main focus for our research. The images in this exhibition are chosen for their aesthetic value, but they have all been taken for the sake of science. Maybe the most beautiful pictures also are the most interesting scientifically?
If you have the chance to walk around Aker Brygge in Oslo, we recommend you to grab some ice cream, enjoy the sun and let our exhibition fill your eyes and your mind!