June 8, 2012 – September 16, 2012
See the unseen as science related subjects are revealed through 20 award winning photomicrographs in the 2011 Nikon Small World exhibition opening on June 8 at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.
Celebrating its 37th year, Nikon Small World has become the top forum for showing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope, and it celebrates the world’s best photomicrographers who create beautiful imagery while demonstrating a variety of scientific principles.
Nikon Small World recognizes excellence in photomicrography, honoring images that successfully showcase the delicate balance between difficult scientific technique and exquisite artistic quality. Among this year’s top five images, including the green lacewing larva, are a blade of grass, Melosira Moniliformis/living specimen; intrinsic flourescence in liverwort and a microchip surface/3D construction.