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Artists from Around the Globe Converge at Cornell for Art and Science Exhibition

The visually stunning LUX exhibition will draw renowned artists and scientists from around the world to discuss and demonstrate how light inspires them to create and innovate.

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WHAT: Discussion ofLUX – a visually striking light exhibition blending science, art and nature

WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 3 to 5 p.m. Exhibition runs April 20 through May 11.

WHERE: Artist and scientist discussion at Milstein Hall Auditorium. Art Exhibition at Milstein Gallery, Willard Straight Hall Gallery and Garden Room.

ITHACA, N.Y. – Giant cocoons that greet you with a glow, light that is suspended in space like a cloud, rooms illuminated with stars and glass water drops, and light that is suspended in space like a cloud. The visually stunning LUX exhibition will draw renowned artists and scientists from around the world to discuss and demonstrate how light inspires them to create and innovate on Saturday, April 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Cornell University’s Milstein Auditorium in Milstein Hall.

Participating artists and scientists include:

  • Beatrice Pediconi – photographer who creates imagery that resemble the cosmos
  • Oisin Byrne – collaborated with an astrophysicist to create the Universe in a Cube
  • Sharyn O’Mara – creates atmospheric installations with fiber optics
  • Natalie Tyler, Cornell artist in residence – created Interactive Cocoon Installations that brighten and dim with viewer motion
  • Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Prize winning chemist and Cornell professor Emeritus - will discuss light-generating chemical reactions and how light serves as a critical catalyst
  • Michal Lipson, MacArthur Genius and Cornell professor of electric and computer engineering - will speak about her work with micron-sized photonic structures
  • Philip Krasicky, Cornell physics lecturer - will provide interactive demonstrations of light moving from photo voltaic cells to lasers
  • Cole Gilbert, Cornell professor of entomology - will discuss bioluminescence
  • James Morin, Cornell professor of ecology and evolutionary biology –will present his National Geographic video on luminescent animals
  • Moti Fridman, Cornell physics researcher – will discuss time cloaking, redirecting light

The LUX exhibition will remain on display to the public from April 20 through May 11 in both the Milstein Hall Gallery and the Willard Straight Hall Gallery and Garden Room.

Hosted by Cornell’s departments of art and physics and funded in part by the Cornell Council of the Arts and the Cornell Student Union Board, the exhibition is curated by Cornell Artist in Residence Natalie Tyler and Cornell Physics lecturer Robert Lieberman.

For more information: http://aap.cornell.edu/events/events_details.cfm?customel_datapageid_2742=539573