MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2014



The Universe is Beautiful: The Art of Astrophysics

Dr. Bryce Croll, Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT Kavli Institute, Dr. Zach Berta-Thompson, Torres Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT Kavli Institute

Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up
Attendance: submit entries up until January 29 @ 5pm!
Prereq: none

The Universe is Beautiful: The Art of Astrophysics

Astrophysicists try to share the mysteries of the Universe around us in a clear & understandable fashion, but we don't always succeed. It's a hard challenge - the wonders of the Solar System, the Galaxy, and the ever expanding Cosmos demand more of our imaginations than can be captured by numbers in a table or terms in an equation. However, a work of art can uniquely inspire us to look closely, to dream freely, to understand openly - anything from the smallest curiosity to the biggest discovery.

We're asking members of the MIT community to create works of art that help us visualize our Universe and how we observe it. Whether you're a photographer or a poet, a crafter or a coder, a musician or a moviemaker, we want you to use your talents and creativity to illuminate the beauty of astrophysical results. Please consider participating in this year's Art of Astrophysics competition during MIT's 2014 Independent Activities Period.

Entries must be received by January 29, 2014 at 5pm EST.  Full details: The Universe is Beautiful: The Art of Astrophysics

The competition will culminate in an exhibition on Friday, January 31 in Lobby 10 from 4:00-5:30pm.

Contact:  Dr. Bryce Croll & Dr. Zach Berta-Thompson
37-667 and 37-673
croll@space.mit.edu and zkbt@mit.edu

Sponsor(s): Kavli Institute for Astrophysics
Contact: Bryce Croll and Zach Berta Thompson, 37-667 and 37-673, croll@space.mit.edu


Art of Astrophysics--submit entries

Jan/06 Mon 09:00AM-05:00PM 37-673, submit entry by January 29

Digital works may be submitted to artofastrophysics@gmail.com. Tangible artwork may be brought to MIT office 37-673 (either during our office hours 9am-5pm on Jan. 27,28,29 or most other times as long as you e-mail ahead).

Art of Astrophysics

Dr. Bryce Croll - Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT Kavli Institute, Dr. Zach Berta-Thompson - Torres Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT Kavli Institute


Art of Astrophysics

Jan/13 Mon 09:00AM-05:00PM 37-673, submit your entries by January 29 at 5pm
Jan/22 Wed 09:00AM-05:00PM 37-673, Submit your entries by January 29 at 5pm
Jan/27 Mon 09:00AM-05:00PM 37-673, Submit your entries by January 29 at 5pm
Jan/29 Wed 09:00AM-05:00PM 37-673, TODAY IS THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY -- 5pm
Jan/31 Fri 04:00PM-05:30PM Lobby 10, Gallery--come see entries!

For complete details, please see the Art of Astrophysics website

Dr. Bryce Croll - Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT Kavli Institute, Dr. Zach Berta-Thompson - Torres Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT Kavli Institute