Mar 2017

C215 – A Parisian Street Artist Focused on Stencil Graffiti

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“I try to interact with context, so I place in the streets elements and characters that belong especially to the streets. I like to show things and people that society aims at keeping hidden: homeless people, smokers, street kids, bench lovers for example” – C215

Read more about his work here: C215

Capturing the fleeting beauty in Science – The Princeton Art of Science Exhibition

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The pursuit of the unobserved and the unfathomable in scientific research often affords the scientist glimpses of unrivaled visual experiences. The Princeton University Art of Science exhibition provides an avenue where scientists have the opportunity to present their images obtained during their research. The exhibition helps to spread awareness of the scientific technique and the artistic brilliance that research is replete with, to artists as well as to the common demographic. The exhibition attempts to forge a strong connection between Art and Science. The exchange with artists reveals a different way for scientists to visualize and contemplate their own research.

Read more about the exhibition here: Princeton Art of Science Exhibition

Scholars Then and Now – From Allrounders to Specialists, A Journey Through The Ages

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Tatjana Daenzer

JUnQ, 7, 1, XIV–XV, 2017

Is it possible to know everything in every discipline? Surely not, especially not in modern times in which it is increasingly important to have experts of an explicit field of knowledge. We all remember some real whiz kids from our school years but only a very few of us can be outstanding experts in widely varied fields. Just imagine the time you would need to learn all of it.

Read the full article here: Scholars Then and Now

A Tale of Art and Science

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Apr 142017
 
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Soham Roy

JUnQ, 7, 1, X–XIII, 2017

Science fair demonstrations are something that I always look forward to. I was there this other day at one such fair for gifted youngsters. I was demonstrating an experiment on densities. The experiment was quite a familiar one. The one where liquids with different densities do not mix. And where liquids with a lower value of density stay on top of liquids with larger densities, as distinct layers. To make it more vivid and interesting for the kids, I added a different color to each layer. A young boy came up to me after the demonstration and said…“It would be so boring if we did not invent colors to begin with”. His observation struck me and got me thinking. With our academic training in Science, we take a lot of stuff for granted. We rarely stop to wonder at the beauty and artistry inherent in the everyday experiments that we do and in the things that are around us.

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Tyler Thrasher is an artist using many different techniques to express himself. He is a musician, a painter, an illustrator, a photographer and, not least, to some extent a scientist. For one of his current projects, he grows crystal clusters on collected, inanimate objects, like dead insects and skulls. By transforming deceased creatures into something beautiful, often mystical, he attempts to follow the approach of alchemists. Nevertheless, his art builds on “hard science” and follows the physical rules of crystallization. His results offer a different, inspiring view on a well-known method and teach not only science but also the inherent beauty of their studied objects.

Find the Interview here: Insect Alchemy

On Air and on Stage: Is it Art to Communicate Science?

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Physicist or Comedian? Action or science? Science journalist Dr. Sascha Ott provides during his talks and shows impressive evidence that knowledge and humor do not necessarily have to be contrasts.

Dr. Ott started studying physics in 1991, but soon figured out that journalism appeared to be more attractive to him. Eventually, he became a profound science journalist and started to perform his own science talks and shows.

Find the Interview here: On Air and on Stage

Vom Kopf in die Beine und zurueck

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Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen

Mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen und Spektrum.

JUnQ, 7, 1, III, 2017

Eine Stichprobengroesse von N = 1, da straeubt sich der Wissenschaftsjournalist. Aber da das N in diesem Fall nicht N. N., also noch zu benennen ist, sondern mir bekannt, weil ich es selbst bin, berichte ich heute ueber einen kleinen Selbstversuch im Hirnscanner. Ich habe mich zweimal in die Roehre gelegt, vor und nach dem Sommer. Dazwischen habe ich Tanzstunden genommen. Ich wollte wissen: Wie plastisch ist mein Gehirn?

Lesen Sie den ganzen Artikel hier: Vom Kopf in die Beine und zurueck

From Head to Leg and Back – a Doctor’s view on Dancing

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Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen

Adapted and translated with permission from Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen and Spektrum.

Translation by Kai Litzius.

JUnQ, 7, 1, II, 2017

Nothing preserves our brain cells as well as a diverse and agile life: Dance against dementia.

Read the full article here: From Head to Leg and Back

Editorial Note (Volume 7, Issue 1)

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Dear Reader,

It is a pleasure for me to write the editorial of my first issue as editor-in-chief.

Right now, JUnQ is experiencing a very exciting and challenging time. A lot of our current members will be leaving the editorial board for job-related or family reasons, finishing this issue as their final work in the field of scientific journalism. Luckily their gap will be filled by new motivated members bringing a lot of fresh ideas with them. Bright minds of all scientific backgrounds are always welcome so don’t hesitate to contact our team if you are willing to contribute.

The focus of our first issue this year lies on the relation between science and arts. Is there a connection at all between rational and emotional processes and methods?

Read the entire Editorial Note by Tatjana Daenzer.