MPE2013 in Bowdoin, USA


MPE2013 in Bowdoin, USA
Apr. 3, 2013 to Jun. 2, 2013

Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm

closed on Mondays and public holidays

Focus Gallery|Bowdoin College Museum of Art|9400 College Station|Brunswick|ME|04011|US

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Organized by Collin Roesler, chair, Earth and Oceanographic Science; Emily Peterman, assistant professor, Earth and Oceanographic Science; and Mary Lou Zeeman, R. Wells Johnson Professor of Mathematics.

The interactive modules of the MPE2013 exhibition are part of the event “Sense of Scale, Measure by Color: Art, Science, and Mathematics of Planet Earth” in Bowdoin, USA. This exhibition celebrates visual splendors of the natural world, focusing on how earth scientists and mathematicians use color and scale to measure and interpret geological and oceanographic processes.

This exhibition is one of several programs related to Bowdoin’s participation in the International MPE2013 program.

On view is a dazzling array of samples from Bowdoin College’s historic crystal and mineral collection alongside photographs of brilliantly colored micro-thin mineral slices. The patterns and colors that appear in these minerals offer clues as to how mountain ranges formed over time. The exhibition also features evocative photographs from Arctic and Antarctic regions, taken by Bowdoin faculty and their colleagues, and which reveal cyclical processes of sea ice formation. Visitors can also interact with virtual modules from the Mathematics of Planet Earth exhibition competition.


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