Art of Science 2009 Gallery

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The Art of Science exhibition explores the interplay between science and art. These practices both involve the pursuit of those moments of discovery when what you perceive suddenly becomes more than the sum of its parts. Each piece in this exhibition is, in its own way, a record of such a moment.

This is the third Art of Science competition hosted by Princeton University. The 2009 competition drew more than 200 submissions from 16 departments. The exhibit includes work by undergraduates, faculty, research staff, graduate students, and alumni.

The 48 works chosen for the 2009 Art of Science exhibition represent this year’s theme of "found art." These extraordinary images are not art for art’s sake. Rather, they were produced during the course of scientific research. Entries were chosen for their aesthetic excellence as well as scientific or technical interest.

We thank all those who submitted their work to this year’s competition. We are inspired by the breadth of their creativity as expressed both in their scientific research and in the artistic fruits of that research.

We are grateful to our sponsors, without whose support this competition could not have taken place: Office of the President Office of the Dean of the Faculty School of Engineering and Applied Science Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Lewis Center for the Arts Center for Information Technology Policy Office of Printing and Mailing

Special thanks also to our distinguished panel of judges: David Dobkin, Dean of the Faculty; Emmet Gowin, Professor of Visual Arts; Paul Muldoon, Chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts; and Shirley M. Tilghman, President.

-- 2009 Art of Science organizers: Andrew Zwicker, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory; Adam Finkelstein, Department of Computer Science; Teresa Riordan, School of Engineering and Applied Science; and Elle Starkman, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

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