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Art of Science exhibit opens, May 10

The opening of the second annual "Art of Science" exhibition is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, with a reception in the Friend Center atrium.

The juried show will feature prints, videos, paintings and sculptures -- 50 works in all -- produced in the course of scientific or technical research from a dozen 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 organizers of the exhibition. "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 50 exhibited works were selected from more than 150 submissions. The entries are being reviewed by a panel of judges, and three winners will be announced at the opening. The art works will be on view for several months in the Friend Center.

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