Advanced Photon Source

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Picture this: A study in Picasso’s paint (2017 Argonne OutLoud Lecture Series - April 13, 2017)

When art experts study the works of master painters, they scrutinize everything from composition and content to the brushstrokes and materials the artist used to convey a message about the subject, time, and society in which the work was created. But when scientists peered into a painting by Pablo Picasso, their examination went many steps further—all the way down to the nanoscale. What did they find?

Join us as Argonne physicist Volker Rose explains how the Advanced Photon Source, one of the brightest light sources in the world, revealed the real substance of some of Picasso’s paintings and paints. 

Volker Rose, Physicist
Argonne National Laboratory
Advanced Photon Source
Center for Nanoscale Materials

Thursday, April 13

6-7 p.m. | Reception and interactive poster session
7-8 p.m. | Lecture and audience Q&A

Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439

This event is free and open to the public. Guests 16 and older must register in advance.

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