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Highlights from Professor James K. Gimzewski’s exhibition opening of “Duality”, held earlier this year, is available for viewing online.

artsci.ucla.edu: Duality is an Art|Sci manifestation of complexity emerging from a tiny network of billions of tiny self assembled, self-organized, non-linear connections that materialize in time and space through holistic processes and which are a kinesthetic visualization of wandering in and out of the fuzzy borders of chaos and order. We use a real networks, where the creator has given permission to its expanding and collapsing spatio-temporal morphogenic and often catastrophic dynamics. This project represents the transition in science and art from giving up on the clock to embrace a cloud in terms of Karl Popper’s important statement “We live in a universe not of clocks but of clouds”. In the laboratory we build electro-ionic clouds. In the gallery we let them self-create images songs and dance for this Art|Sci exhibit entitled Duality. It is the duality of the dark space between the known and unknown, determinism and surprise, mathematical form and fuzziness from which the atoms, electrons and ions speak to the visitors without censorship.

“Duality” – James K. Gimzewski from Art|Sci Center on Vimeo.

Jim Gimzewski is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles; Director of the Nano & Pico Characterization Core Facility of the California NanoSystems Institute; Scientific Director of the Art|Sci Center and Principal Investigator and Satellites Co-Director of the WPI Center for Materials NanoArchitectonics (MANA) in Japan. Prior to joining the UCLA faculty, he was a group leader at IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, where he research in nanoscale science and technology for more than 18 years. Dr. Gimzewski pioneered research on mechanical and electrical contacts with single atoms and molecules using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and was one of the first persons to image molecules with STM. His accomplishments include the first STM-based fabrication of molecular suprastructures at room temperature using mechanical forces to push molecules across surfaces, the discovery of single molecule rotors and the development of new micromechanical sensors based on nanotechnology, which explore ultimate limits of sensitivity and measurement. This approach was recently used to convert biochemical recognition into Nanomechanics. His current interests are in the nanomechanics of cells and bacteria where he collaborates with the UCLA Medical and Dental Schools. He is involved in projects that range from the operation of X-rays, ions and nuclear fusion using pyroelectric crystals, direct deposition of carbonn nanotubes and single molecule DNA profiling. Dr. Gimzewski is also involved in numerous art-science collaborative projects that have been exhibited in museums throughout the world.

“Duality” Exhibition Page at artsci.ucla.edu.
To find out more about Professor Gimzewski and his research and art, please visit his web page here.