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A new exhibition combines science and arts to explore graphene and other 2D materials during Manchester’s tenure as European City of Science.
Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond, is making its world premiere at the Museum of Science and Industry this summer. It tells the story of graphene, the world’s first two-dimensional material which was isolated by Sir Andre Geim and Sir Kostya Novoselov at The University of Manchester.
This ground-breaking show will combine science, art and history to reveal the inspiring story of one of the strongest, lightest and most conductive materials in the world.
The exhibition is created by the Museum of Science and Industry in partnership with the National Graphene Institute at The University of Manchester. It is a flagship event of Manchester’s programme as European City of Science 2016. The exhibition is sponsored by Haydale, who enable technology for the commercialisation of graphene and other nanomaterials.
Join us on a nanoscale adventure
Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond will be accompanied by a year-round programme for adults, families and schools, including hands-on science events, evening science socials, “in conversation” style events and creative workshops. The exhibition will tour nationally and internationally, including going to the Science Museum, London, in 2018.
More information about the exhibition can be found at msimanchester.org.uk/wondermaterials
- Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4FP.
- 23 July 2016 - 25 June 2017, 10am - 5pm
- Recommended for ages 5 and older.
- Step free access throughout