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Take a journey into an exquisite and often unseen world. Visit Sci-Enza's photographic exhibition exploring art in science.

Dates: 3 - 28 September 2018
Venue: Sci-Enza, Technical Services Building, Hatfield Campus

The SA Science Lens exhibition is a collection of photographs that capture the science behind the beauty in our universe and the beauty we discover through scientific investigation.

Many of the photographers are researchers or science students across disciplines including biology, chemistry, physics, geology and astronomy. Others are amateur or professional photographers from all walks of life that are interested in the scientific world.

This collection of images has been produced with cameras, microscopes and telescopes using various techniques. Many of these images have been generated using Scanning Electron Microscopes, simply known as SEMs. SEM technology has allowed us to see and discover more detail than has been possible with light microscopes and has facilitated great advances in material and biological science. An SEM works by scanning an object with a beam of electrons, which then bounce off the object and into the surrounding detectors. The angles and energies of these electrons are analysed, calculated and then combined to make a single image. As technology  advances, so too does the power and precision of the microscopes available.  Such technologies will allow us to see further and further in depth and continue to reveal more about the world around us.


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