One of the biggest mysteries in physics today is what exactly makes up our Universe, and why – according to the world’s leading scientists – 95 per cent of it cannot be observed. From 6 June to 26 August 2019, Science Gallery London will explore the elusive building blocks of the Universe with DARK MATTER: 95% of the Universe is missing, a free exhibition and events season combining art, physics and philosophy, and drawing on the latest research from the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences at King’s College London. Normal matter – everything that we can see and observe – makes up just 5 per cent of the Universe. The rest, including dark matter and dark energy, is an unknown which scientists have been hunting for nearly a century. As scientists approach the limits of what can be observed or known within theoretical physics, DARK MATTER at Science Gallery London highlights the critical role of artists, philosophers and storytellers in our understanding of reality. Imagining the unseen and questioning the invisible, the new season will explore fundamental physics, matter and materiality, the concept of invisibility and infinite divisibility, and the human quest for absolute truth and knowledge. Exhibition highlights include: an immersive animation installation by Andy Holden which reflects on the physics of a cartoon landscape, developed with Professor John Ellis from the Department of Physics at King’s College London; translucent spider webs which mimic the structure of dark matter in the universe by Tomás Saraceno; a new installation translating dark matter simulations into sound patterns by Aura Satz, in collaboration with Professor Malcolm Fairbairn from the Department of Physics at King’s College London; and perpetually changing liquid crystal paintings by Agnieszka Kurant which will transform according to the ‘energy’ of social media feeds around the world. A range of free events will accompany the DARK MATTER exhibition including Friday Lates, performances and workshops shaped by Science Gallery’s Young Leaders – 15-25 year olds who live, work or study at King’s or in the neighbouring boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth. Find out more Photography by Enrico-Sachetti
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Join Kirsty Chilton, assistant curator and museum researcher at The Old Operating Theatre, for a fascinating talk: The Fear of Being Buried Alive: A Georgian & Victorian Perspective Book tickets At a time when levels of consciousness were poorly understood, determining when someone was actually dead was an imperfect science. It still can be. The fear of being buried alive and of a desperate struggle to free yourself from your own grave was always present and retains it’s power today. This is a talk about some of the possible – and probable – incidences of people being buried alive or escaping from their own grave in the 18th and 19th century, and some ways to protect yourself from this fate… Doors will open at 6:30 PM. The talk will begin at 7:00 PM. Tickets: £12.00 *Access is through a 52-step spiral staircase. Please, visit our Visiting Us page for further details on access.
The Unicorn Theatre introduces their first production of 2019; Icarus. “WHERE THE WATER ENDS AND THE SKY BEGINS, THAT’S WHERE I’LL FLY.” By Katrin Lange Translated by Purni Morell Directed by Cressida Brown His family is falling apart and he feels powerless to help. His father is far away across the sea, forced to work for the tyrannical King Minos, and is unable to return. Icarus makes a decision: it’s time to take control of their fate. But what can one boy do against injustice? Can he save his family or will he crash and burn? With epic storytelling and spectacular stagecraft, Icarus is a modern, fun and adventure-filled retelling of the ancient myth. Tickets
How do apps and online spaces affect our addictive behaviours? Join four experts on the Internet and addiction to discuss the future of our lives online at this interactive event hosted by Science Gallery London. The online world gives us almost instant access to many of the things we crave; illicit drugs via the darknet, unlimited amounts of porn, games that can suck you in for days. What’s more, it has explicitly been designed to be addictive. Who hasn’t found themselves endlessly scrolling through cat videos at 2am? However, it is also a source of information and support, with the anonymity, it provides encouraging many people too hesitant to see a clinician to seek help and advice. BOOK HERE >> Please note doors open at 18:30 This event is part of HOOKED, the Science Gallery London’s season about addiction and recovery. Find out more here