Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Artist and UCL alumna Katie Paterson, the first artist-in-residence at the UCL Astrophysics Group, is exhibiting work inspired by the programme in several international galleries.
During the residency supported by the Leverhulme Trust, Katie has been exploring ideas of star death and birth, dark matter and gamma-ray bursts. Katie said: “It’s an honour to work closely with such leading scientists. The residency provides great opportunities for interdisciplinary thinking and innovative collaboration, allowing me to pursue my deep interest in the cosmos.”
Professor Ofer Lahav, Head of the Astrophysics Group, added: “We’re all astronomers, so we look at things in a particular way and methodology. Having Katie in the corridor has brought a whole new life to the place. Seeing her interacting with students and staff, getting ideas and giving us some ideas has been very fruitful.”
source: University College London
When art meets astronomy (UCL) (04:09)
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