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Nikon Small World Exhibition Opening Reception

A vast neon labyrinth? No, it's a microchip's surface. This image earned 5th Place in this year's Nikon Small World competition, and was taken by Alfred Pasieka. (Microscopy details: 3D reconstruction (500X), incident light, Normarski Interference Contrast.) You can see this image—and other marvels—up close at the exhibition.

This is a taste of how microscopy can bring amazing images to life. In the Nikon Small World Exhibition, the world’s best photomicrographers have captured dynamic images that showcase a wide variety of advanced scientific disciplines.

The exhibit of winning images from Nikon’s 2011 Small World photography contest gives you a glimpse into a world that most have never seen—the intersection of art and science as viewed through the lens of a microscope.

The Wistar Institute is the only local host of the Nikon Small World exhibition.

This free exhibit is open to the public from February 6 through March 2, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.