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New Exhibit in the Harvard Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments Explores the Relationship Between Science and Art

September 19, 2019

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., September 19, 2019—Looping white lines converge into spirals on a black background, revealing the separation between the patterns like static on a television. The image of the radiation of a fast electron taken at the Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley, CA in 1940 could easily be an experimental charcoal drawing on white paper. Instead, the lines are formed by water droplets created by a single electron traveling through a super-saturated...

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