Exhibition “Images of Science” by Max Planck Society started

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The exhibition “Images of Science” by the Max Planck Society in Karachi, launched in Mohatta Palace Museum.The Consul General of Germany, Mr. Holger Ziegeler, and the Curator of Mohatta Palace Museum, Ms. Nasreen Askari, would greet participants in person at this event.

The exhibition remains open to the public until 30th June 2022. We very much appreciate to see academic groups, students, members of civil society and various groups of interested young researchers in field trips visiting the exhibition during its run to stimulate their interest in academic training and research.

Germany as a place of wide-ranging research activities and our welcoming academic culture are on display.What is the exhibition about? Science often pushes back the boundaries of the known world to explore the new and make the unseen visible. In this process, images and imaging techniques play an important role. And sometimes images of science show surprisingly aesthetic forms and structures: abstract works of art from a world normally hidden to the human eye.

Our exhibition provides the opportunity of a fascinating glimpse into the world of science. Scientists from the more than 80 research institutes of the Max Planck Society contributed. The images showcase their work from widely varying research fields. The used techniques range from conventional photography and coloured microscopic images to computer simulation.

In times of the pandemic, one focus of the exhibit is biology and medicine, but basically you will travel all the way from atoms to the universe.

Visiting Pakistan on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of German-Pakistani bilateral relations, our selection of 22 large-format images includes work by the research group of Dr. Asifa Akhtar, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Vice-President in the Max Planck Society, and a native of Karachi —highlighting the importance of international scientific collaboration.

Karachi was supposed to be the first location last fall of the exhibition’s tour in Pakistan that also led to Islamabad, Lahore, and Quetta, but it had to be rescheduled for institutional reasons of our partner.

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