Beauty resides in unusual, quirky locations. I am inspired by the majestic feats of scientists and mathematicians who work with the biggest of ideas the smallest of matter. Great minds like Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr gave rise to iconic images of eclectic scientists at their chalkboards, ruminating over the complex ideas that govern our universe. Their white scratchings at green and black boards have beauty and design, immediately drawing images of genius in the eyes of viewers. The thought drawings capture at once complexity, chaos, and intricate order.
Actually, two artists and thinkers are responsible for the photographs above, the quantum physics professors who worked out their mind's problems on the boards and the photographer who shot them with a special camera able to capture the entire board in incredible detail. The photographer who saw these boards as more than a mess to clean up is based in both London and Madrid, Alejandro Guijarro.
His brilliance merges the great thinkers of current quantum physics, camera technology, the eye of the artist, and the high-tech medium of the composition. Visual News writes about the story in Momentum: Artful Quantum Mechanics On Blackboards.