CNIO Arte 192019-08-06T16:49:00+00:00

Science & Art, ¿two distant universes?

Optics and Image, the artistic revolution of science

Art and Science have been two fields that have always been distant and this is why the CNIO, in its commitment to bring science closer to society and approach it from different points of view, develops activities that link both worlds (art and science) to demonstrate that scientists and artists sometimes look at the same humanity transcendent questions. This year, a new edition with new protagonists, will come to inspire us:

  • Ignacio Cirac, physicists, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics Director (Germany) and Príncipe de Asturias Award (2006).
  • Chema Madroz, photographer, builder of visual poetry and National Photography Award (2000).

Around this edition, we are developing workshops about how photography, optics and, in general, image, have contributed to scientific progress. Are you a teacher in a school and do you want us to give these workshops? Contact us at!

¿What is CNIO Arte 19?

CNIO Arte is an initiative undertaken by the CNIO funded by the Banco Santander Foundation aimed at building bridges between outstanding figures in the world of science and art so that together they can explore the territory that both their respective fields of endeavour – scientific discovery and artistic creation — have in common. An image emerged in this edition from the Ignacio Cirac and Chema Madoz meeting. From this image, 30 numbered and signed photoengravings were released. These photoengravings are for sale and their benefits will go entirely to “CNIO Friends”. [Know more]