Exhibition Showcases of Research: Physics of Life

What is life? How does a complex organism develop from a tiny egg cell? And how can salamanders even regrow lost limbs?

The hands-on exhibition Physics of Life of the Cluster of Excellence of the same name at TU Dresden asks these and other questions and shows how researchers from biology, physics and computer sciences are working together to answer these questions.
The exhibition is part of the series SHOWCASES OF RESEARCH. Visitors are invited to take part in experiments with magnetic fluids, phase separation and molecules to build themselves and a large photo wall. Microscopy films allow you to experience how a cell divides or a fish embryo is formed. Large-scale illustrations by our science artist show how the interplay of molecules, cells and tissues shapes an organism, what role chance and genetic information play in the process and how physical forces give shape to an embryo – pure physics!

Science and research are more present in public than they have been for a long time. More and more people want to know about the subjects science is working on and how the results can change their lives. The SHOWCASES OF RESEARCH at the Technischen Sammlungen Dresden will from now on present varying exhibitions on themes of the future. Visitors can experience current research and discuss with scientists.