Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Causarum investigatio

I'm in Vienna for the 13th Vienna conference on Instrumentation.
If you are interested in particle detectors either for physics research or for other applications you probably want to have a look at the massive number of talks and posters presented here.
Slides are freely accessible from the timetable of the conference.
Since I am more interested on the scientific application of these instruments... I was also delighted by the painting you can see in this (poor quality) picture. It represents various scientists, or if you want natural philosophers, investigating about the causes; of what? Of everything.
This is a side of the ceiling of the "Festsaal" of the Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, ("Academy of sciencies") here in Vienna.
What is even more inspiring is that most of the depicted scientists are using various instruments, such as a telescopes for example, to investigate. Very well linked to the topic of the conference, where the link between science and technology appears so evidently bidirectional...

Enjoy the talks and the picture!

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