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Art and science seen in a new light at evening lecture

A former artist in residence is returning to the campus this week to present a talk ‘The Library of Light’ as part of a lecture series celebrating the International Year of Light 2015.

Multimedia artist Jo Joelson has worked closely with the University’s Radio and Space Plasma Physics group and with the Department of Genetics and is co-founder of arts group London Fieldworks.

In her talk Jo will be describing three projects which combine art with science and use the medium of light. The projects are Polaria, a virtual daylight environment created using data collected in northeast Greenland; Little Earth a collaboration with the University of Leicester that resulted in a multichannel film work and The Library of Light, a special collection for the interdisciplinary investigation of light.

The lecture, which is on Wednesday 10 June at 6.30pm, is free and open to the public and is one of a series of talks hosted by the Leicester Physics Centre with the aim of promoting science to a wider audience.

The lecture, which is sponsored by the East Midlands Branch of the Institute of Physics, will be held in Lecture Theatre A of the Physics & Astronomy Building at the University Leicester.

For further details or to make a booking please visit the website or call 0116 252 3570 during office hours.

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