Beautiful Physics

Please join us for an exhibit curated by Spencer Smith, Assistant Professor of Physics, featuring one of the great photographers of the twentieth century, Berenice Abbott who documented the rapidly changing world around her from the streets of New York City to the impact of new scientific discoveries. This exhibition explores Abbott’s groundbreaking images that illustrate fundamental physical laws, which she captured with precision and stark beauty. Convinced of photography’s unique capability to give science its voice, Abbott helped inspire a generation of scientists and her iconic images still influence physics education today.

This exhibition is made possible by the Natalie Hofheimer Program Fund.