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Exhibition “nanoArt from Germany”

A little world of wonder where science and technology meet art. The nanoArt exhibition brings nano images, taken directly from the labs of German research institutions, to Japan.

The 41 images show the ways in which materials have completely different and widely variable properties on the nano scale (one nanometer = one billionth of a meter). A kaleidoscope of textures and colors, nanoArt brings order and chaos, mountains and valleys, the heavens and hedgehogs, all invisible to the naked eye to life - in liquid, solid, luminescent, multi-colored atom arrangements and patterns.

Nano, a word meaning “dwarf” in Greek, is the prefix for a giant 21st century key technology. As shown with the nanoHistory image, nano particles were already used in the Middle Ages to manufacture colored stained-glass windows. Today, nanotechnology is used in everything from cancer detection and treatment to water purification systems.

Germany, with nearly 2,000 players involved, is the European frontrunner in both research and commercialization of nanotechnology. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) recently announced the new Nanotechnology Action Plan 2015. With the worldwide market volume estimated at over one trillion Euros for 2015, nanotechnology will remain a powerful driver of innovation and inspiration.


Date: 2011/10/25-28
Venue: University of Tsukuba, 30th Anniversary Hall

・German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo)
Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CeNIDE)
Tsukuba Innovation Arena for Nanotechnology (TIA Nano)
University of Tsukuba

From Microscope to Gallery – NanoArt was provided by:
・Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CeNIDE)
Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM)
Center for NanoScience (CeNS) Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Leibniz Institute for Analytical Sciences (ISAS e.V.)

Consortium of the Ruhr Universities
German Center of Research and Innovation New York (DWIH NY)