Illuminating Atoms Exhibition

Royal Albert Hall photo-portrait exhibition to highlight illustrious science of crystallography

Professor Dave Stuart, holding Virus EV71 glass art piece
Professor Dave Stuart, holding Virus EV71 glass art piece

 

To celebrate the International Year of Crystallography, ‘Illuminating Atoms’ presents a selection of photographs by Max Alexander portraying the inspirational work of crystallographers. Through portrait and documentary photography, Max shows us the life of scientists at the cutting edge of discovery, including some of the world class facilities they use. The exhibition, which is sponsored by  STFC, Wellcome Trust, GlaxoSmithKline, Astra Zeneca and Diamond Light Source, will be on display at the Royal Albert Hall to concert attendees. There will also be three open days on Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th and Saturday 29th November for members of the public and curious crystallographers to view the exhibition.

A ‘Wine and Talk’ evening is also taking place on the 9th November in the Berry Bros & Rudd No 3 Bar at the Royal Albert Hall, with exhibition viewing from 6pm and talk starting at 7pm. Prof. Elspeth Garman will be discussing the legacy of the Braggs and how crystallography has enabled the molecular understanding of diseases, viruses and bacteria. Tickets cost £10 (including one glass of wine) and are on sale on the Royal Albert Hall website.