I spent only part of Day 4 at the meeting in Baltimore. After some sessions in the morning, I got to tour some of the Johns Hopkins engineering facilities and hear more about the research that Elliot Wainwright is doing there.
Then I took the train down to Washington DC in the afternoon so that I could see an art exhibit I really wanted to catch, and also have dinner with my sister.
The exhibit I traveled to DC to see is the Wonder exhibit at the Renwick Gallery. I was drawn there to see Gabriel Dawe’s Plexus A1, but all nine exhibits were amazing. In terms of optics, I was especially drawn to the dots of light that were created under each marble in Maya Lin’s installation Folding the Chesapeake. For the marbles on the wall, the light almost looks like another marble below the physical marbles.
Effects like this are why I love physics so much. It makes me notice the world around me so much more.