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NanoArt New York : Discover a Little World of Wonder

4/13/2011 - 6/10/2011 | German House New York

NanoArt New York: Discover a Little World of Wonder

A little world of wonder where science and technology meet art. The NanoArt New York exhibition showcased nano images.

• Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CeNIDE)
• Consortium of the Ruhr Universities (ConRuhr USA)

Nanoart is anew discipline where science and technology meet art.

This exhibition featured art taken directly from the labs of German research institutions and brought it to the gallery.

These images show the ways in which materials have completely different and widely variable properties on the nano scale (one nanometer = one billionth of a meter).

A kaleidoscope of textures and colors, NanoArt New York brought order and chaos, mountains and valleys, the heavens and hedgehogs, all invisible to the naked eye to life - in liquid, solid, luminescent, multi-colored atom arrangements and patterns.

Nano, a word meaning “dwarf” in Greek, is the prefix for a giant 21st century key technology.

As shown with the NanoHistory image, nano particles were already used in the Middle Ages to manufacture colored stained-glass windows. Today, nanotechnology is used in everything from cancer detection and treatment to water purification systems.

Germany, with nearly 2,000 players involved, is the European frontrunner in both nano research and commercialization. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) recently announced the new Nanotechnology Action Plan 2015. With the worldwide market volume estimated at over one trillion Euros for 2015, nanotechnology will remain a powerful driver of innovation and inspiration.

From Microscope to Gallery – NanoArt was provided by:
• Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CeNIDE)
• Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM)
• Center for NanoScience (CeNS), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
• University Alliance Metropolis Ruhr
• Leibniz Institute for Analytical Sciences (ISAS e.V.)
• Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

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