The Images of Science Exhibition features a collection of 40 scientific research images from some of the Max Planck Society's work around the world.
Every year, the Society asks its scientists from their 80 institutes and research facilities to submit pictures of their work, which are then juried by a panel of photographers, architects and journalists. Their selection form the basis of this traveling exhibit. So far, there have been three rounds of competition and the Images of Science has traveled to a variety of destinations including Deutsches Museum in Munich, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, and other museums and embassies at locations around the world. The exhibit had its debut in the United States at the Palm Beach Photographic Center on November 29, 2011.
With these Images of Science the Max Planck Florida Foundation presents a serious of snapshots, captured moments from research processes across the year, which are often evocative of art. Some images cannot be "understood" at first glance – but while we may not at first recognize what it is an image of, we do however recognize its beauty.
"These pictures provide an insight into scientific discoveries within various disciplines, and at the same time, they invite us to look at the world in new ways and broaden our perception" said Dr. Claudia Hillinger, Vice President of Institute Development and President of Max Planck Florida Foundation during some brief remarks to the audience during the opening night. "We hope that future exhibitions will reflect some of the exciting research being done at the Max Planck Florida Institute. Our scientists are using innovative visualization and imaging technologies to better understand the mysteries of brain function. Neural circuits in the brain hold the key to understanding human behavior and offer ways to treat a host of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases more effectively, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, autism and many others."