The Art of Porous Media

Beauty can be found in the most ordinary of things. Some of the greatest scientists that ever lived endorse this viewpoint. Richard Feynman, in one of his many strokes of pure genius boldly spoke about the several layers of beauty that he - a curious observer of reality - could see in a flower. His “Ode to a Flower” is filled to the brim with the scientific and aesthetic joy.

A virtual gallery room with five images visible on the white walls.

The virtual gallery tour gives you an aestethic approach to the research at PoreLab.

When scientists turn to art, they do not turn away from the study of reality. Albert Einstein himself once said “The greatest scientists are artists as well”. At PoreLab, a part of Njord, we are lucky enough to work in a field in which one really does not need to look too much to find aesthetically pleasing images. Everything is beautiful if you look closely and carefully enough.

Over the years we have come across a tremendous collection of striking visual patterns, stunning compositions of matter and motion brought to us by nature itself. It is our pleasure now to turn public a selection of some of our most beautiful moments, in a virtual gallery, accessible to everyone.

Each and every one of the pieces in our gallery is the result of the dedicated work of our researchers in trying to better understand the world around us. Even though they carry a good amount of scientific information, here we present them quite simply as beautiful collages of shape and color. Whether they will intrigue you, delight you or make you curious we hope you will enjoy them - just as much as we do.

The exhibition can also be screened at the Kunstmatrix webpage.

Published Sep. 29, 2020 10:42 AM - Last modified Sep. 29, 2020 10:42 AM