Photo Exhibition: The Goldsmiths of Light by Vincent Moncorgé

Event Details
  • Dates/Times:
    • Thursday October 16, 2014
      All Day
    • Friday October 17, 2014
      All Day
    • Saturday October 18, 2014
      All Day
    • Sunday October 19, 2014
      All Day
    • Monday October 20, 2014
      All Day
    • Tuesday October 21, 2014
      All Day
    • Wednesday October 22, 2014
      All Day
    • Thursday October 23, 2014
      All Day
    • Friday October 24, 2014
      All Day
    • Saturday October 25, 2014
      All Day
    • Sunday October 26, 2014
      All Day
    • Monday October 27, 2014
      All Day
    • Tuesday October 28, 2014
      All Day
    • Wednesday October 29, 2014
      All Day
    • Thursday October 30, 2014
      All Day
    • Friday October 31, 2014
      All Day
  • Location: Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons
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Contact

Heather Kircher Clavé 
Attachée de Presse et Communication 
Consulat Général de France à Atlanta

Summaries

Summary Sentence: See into heart of France's SOLEIL synchotron

Full Summary: This stunning scientific photo exhibition takes you into the heart of the synchrotron SOLEIL facility, located at the University Paris-Saclay in France.

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This stunning scientific photo exhibition takes you into the heart of the synchrotron SOLEIL facility, located at the University Paris-Saclay in France.

A synchrotron is like a giant lamp that lights up matter. In the particle accelerator SOLEIL, a beam the size of a hair, made up of electrons that rotate at almost 300 million meters per second, emits what is called synchrotron radiation.

Just like sunlight, the synchrotron beam offers the entire spectrum of white light, far infrared to very hard X-rays. It is used to analyze solids, gases, liquids, living matter and to reveal the most amazing, promising properties.

To celebrate its first decade , SOLEIL photographer-in-residence Vincent Moncorgé, spent day and night in this inherently multidisciplinary research facility, revealing the richness of this kaleidoscope of technologic and human skills.

The “Goldsmiths of light” by Vincent Moncorgé will give students, faculty, and the general public the unique opportunity to discover the field of physics in France. In addition, a set of two interactive lectures will be scheduled during the exhibition, including one by photographer Vincent Moncorgé.

For more information about the artist, visit: http://vincentmoncorge.com.

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Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

General, Georgia Tech Arts

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students
Categories
Arts and Performance, Other/Miscellaneous
Keywords
france atlanta, photography, physics, SOLEIL
Status
  • Created By: Michael Hagearty
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Sep 3, 2014 - 1:51pm
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:21pm