The Center of the Universe – Atoms through the Eyes of Hilma af Klint

Hilma af Klint, The Muhammedan Standpoint, 1920

In 1917 the Swedish painter, Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), created 22 paintings about atoms. They were spiritual and scientific investigations of the essence of the world’s building blocks, representing the birth and energy of the atom, metaphorically rather than through scientific models. The watercolour works contain the forms of a square and circle repeated in… Continue reading The Center of the Universe – Atoms through the Eyes of Hilma af Klint

Cluster 4 – The Fingerprint of a Stone

Feldspar, mica, and quartz.

With the geological conditions of The Experimental Field as the point of departure for our joint research process, we took a deep dive into the bedrock beneath our feet. The samples, kindly lent to us by Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, were taken from when the subway station, Universitetet, was created in the 1970s. The bedrock was then… Continue reading Cluster 4 – The Fingerprint of a Stone

Cluster 4 – At the lab

Did you know that there are only two electron microscopes in Sweden? And one of them is located at the Arrhenius Laboratory at Stockholm University. Listening and learning from each other about our different areas of research is key to this interdisciplinary group project, so for our first meeting PhD candidate James Cho showed artist… Continue reading Cluster 4 – At the lab