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All Possible Paths: Richard Feynman’s Curious Life

Oct 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Mar 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

The brilliant and multi-faceted life of Nobel Prize winning physicist, Richard Feynman, will be showcased at ArtScience Museum in a brand new exhibition. Curated and produced by ArtScience Museum, in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Nobel Museum in Sweden, All Possible Paths: Richard Feynman’s Curious Life celebrates the extraordinary achievements of Feynman. It is developed to mark Feynman’s centenary, which is being celebrated around the world this year, with conferences and festivities, including a major scientific conference, Richard Feynman at 100 (22 – 24 October), at NTU.

While Feynman is best known for his work in physics – receiving a Nobel Prize in 19651 – the exhibition also highlights how his curious nature and unconventional thinking drove him to explore many possibilities in life, including art and music. All Possible Paths will also showcase a collection of Feynman’s personal items, documents and letters, on loan from institutions and individuals from around the world.

Gallery Highlights

Presented in four thematic sections, All Possible Paths transports visitors into the world of one of the world’s most important scientists of modern times.

Section 1: Go on a journey into Feynman’s eventful life. Some of Feynman’s diverse interests included playing the bongo drums, cracking safes, a fascination with the small Russian republic of Tuva, and painting. Visitors will get a rare glimpse of personal letters, family photos, Feynman’s famous bongo drums, and a number of his paintings, which are being exhibited outside of the United States for the first time.

Section 2: Experience a series of Feynman’s lectures in the second section of the exhibition. A much-loved professor at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Feynman was a spellbinding communicator of science. His flair for explaining complex scientific theories in an accessible and exciting way earned him the moniker, “The Great Explainer”.

Section 3: This section will see scientific concepts paired with artworks made by contemporary artists. The artists include British digital artist, Markos R. Kay, Belgian artist, Frederik de Wilde, Thailand-based Japanese media artist, Eiji Sumi, Russian media artist, ::vtol::, American data visualisation pioneer, Edward Tufte, German artists from the nano+art competition and Malaysian artist, Jun Ong.

Drawing inspiration from Feynman’s way of thinking, the artworks act as an introduction to quantum mechanics and provide artistic representations of six important scientific areas: Parton Theory, Weak Force, Quantum Electrodynamics, Feynman Diagrams, Nanotechnology and Quantum Computers.

Section 4: The final section of the exhibition examines how Feynman’s scientific contributions helped re- interpret physics and supported research that led to several more Nobel Prizes. Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek’s hand-drawn Feynman diagrams have been animated and will be shown for the first time in All Possible Paths.

Tickets are available at all Marina Bay Sands box offices and website from 1 October onwards. Terms and Conditions apply. Tickets prices as follows:

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STANDARD TICKET (SGD)

SINGAPORE RESIDENT (SGD)

Adult

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15

12

Senior (65 years and above)/ Student/
Child (2-12 years)

10

8

Family package (2 kids & 2 adults)

40

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32

Featured image: ArtScience Museum
Feynman images: Caltech Archives
Wave is my Nature image: ::vtol::

Details

Start:
Saturday, 20 October 2018
End:
Sunday, 3 March 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Venue

ArtScience Museum
6 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018974