Max Planck Florida Institute presents
Saturday, December 8, 2012
The Images of Science Exhibition features a collection of 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, Miami Science Museum. A selection of images is currently on display in Moscow.
With these Images of Science the Max Planck Florida Foundation presents a series 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.
Be sure to bring your appetite to Neuroscience Discovery Day so you can enjoy the latest trend in the "foodie" world: gourmet food trucks! Because of their pricing and the technology now available, food trucks have become the trendiest new lunch spots all over America!
In fact, our own South Florida Gourmet Truck Expo (founded in 2011) has a following over 5,000 fans!
We are excited to announce we will have 15-20 unique food trucks on hand, showing that gourmet goodies need not be confined to a four-walled establishment, but positioned atop four wheels. This is where friends and food meet to experience great Gourmet Food at reasonable prices.
So please come and enjoy culinary treats from organic to vegan, from grilled cheese to grilled fish and cupcakes to cannolis! It promises to have something to delight even the pickiest palate!
Artist Greg Dunn received his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania where he simultaneously developed his unique and visually stunning artistic style. Dunn creates neuroscience and Japanese minimalist inspired works with enamel, gold leaf and ink. With his unique perspective of scientist turned artist he also speaks publicly about the intersection of art and science. He will give a short talk titled Art and Science - United by the Experimental Approach at 3:00pm.
Face painters from A Latte Fun have volunteered to decorate little faces and hands with colorful depictions of brains, neurons, and cool science stuff. You can also take home a neuron or brain balloon professionally twisted just for you. Get your favorite neurons painted on your face or hand.