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Science sculpture unveiled at Queen Mary University

PUBLISHED: 14:00 28 May 2018

The work, by east London artist Livvy Fink, draws inspiration from physical concepts including phase transitions, string theory and the high energy collisions of elementary particles. Picture: QMUL

The work, by east London artist Livvy Fink, draws inspiration from physical concepts including phase transitions, string theory and the high energy collisions of elementary particles. Picture: QMUL

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A glass sculpture drawing inspiration from the wonders of science has been unveiled in Mile End.

Professor David Berman and artist Livvy Fink. Picture: QMULProfessor David Berman and artist Livvy Fink. Picture: QMUL

The work, at Queen Mary University of London’s school of physics and astronomy, consists of seven spheres, each embedded with complex structures magnified by the natural lens of its rounded shape.

It will remain on permanent display in the foyer of the G.O. Jones building in Mile End Road.

East London artist Livvy Fink drew on ideas around the planets, particle physics and string theory in the work.

“I was intrigued by the similarities and connections that run through the disparate-seeming scales of the macro and the micro in both physics and astronomy: the sense of wonder both provoke,” she said.

QMUL president and principal Professor Colin Bailey unveiled the sculpture earlier this month.

The G.O. Jones building is named after Gwyn Jones, professor and head of physics during the 1950s. His specialist area of research was glass.

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