Supporting information for exhibitions:
- Link between laboratory experiments and the SALA 2016 art exhibition – Download Lab to Art summary_2016 pdf
- Booklet supporting the SALA 2016 exhibition with descriptions of the artwork. – Download Quantum Conversations 2016 Booklet pdf
- Link between laboratory experiments and the SALA 2012 art exhibition – Download Overview of lab to art pdf
- Booklet supporting the SALA 2012 exhibition with descriptions of each artwork and a summary of some of the science, including quantum physics, behind the images. – Download Quantum Conversations 2012 Booklet pdf
Benzene vibration simulation:
- Benzene is the molecule that generated the artwork “Benzene – Firebird” for the SALA 2012 and AIP 2014 exhibition. It has a structure of 6 carbon atoms joined in a hexagonal ring with a hydrogen atom bonded to each carbon atom.
- See how the benzene molecule dynamically changes shape through different vibrations at the Chemical Education Digital Library.
- Once the viewer has launched, click on the ‘Molecular Vibrations’ button and select a vibration mode from the list. There are 30 to choose from, each with a different energy.
- Tick the ‘Spin Molecule’ box to adjust the view of the molecule.
- Click the ‘Start/Stop vibration’ buttons as needed.
Science and Creativity:
- ‘Where science and creativity collide’ – Listen to theoretical physicist Professor Lisa Randall from Harvard University and keynote speaker for “Art of Physics” Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) Congress 2014 as she talks to RN Drive – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) about science and creativity.