“For me, this project is about making science visible in society,” says Herlinde Kerbl, a prominent German photography artist. Her portraits Her series “Fascination of Science” is currently on display at MIT.
Koelbl set out to photograph scientists and show their motivations, influences and mindsets through the eyes of an artist. The portrait juxtaposes the subject’s face with a reflection of a scientific concept, advice, or playfully inscribed on the palm. Each photo and phrase tells the story of a researcher’s personal quest for knowledge, from pairing nucleotide bases to “learn from your mistakes!” “Let’s make malaria history!” It clarifies the relationship
The MIT venue for Koelbl’s research is the public gallery of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. The research center combines MIT’s interdisciplinary research with a rich tradition of innovation and discovery-based biological research to develop new insights, tools, and techniques to fight. cancer.
Through Koelbl’s lens, MIT’s “heart and hand” motto and the diversity of ideas that fuel society’s fascination with science are revealed. Exhibits include MIT scientists Sangeeta Bhatia, Ed Boyden, Sally “Penny” Chisholm, Wolfgang Ketterl, Robert Langer, and Robert Weinberg, as well as George Church, Jennifer Doudna, Emmanuel Charpentier, and the 2022 Nobel Laureate. and other internationally acclaimed portraits of scientists. Carolyn Bertozzi.
Visitors can see Kerbl’s work in the Koch Institute’s Public Gallery (open to the public on weekdays from 8am to 6pm) until January 27th.