Nature and Knowledge

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How do we gain knowledge from nature? Who uses it, and how? Two parts of the exhibition let visitors either playfully enter the subject, or be shown fundamental concepts and their application.

In the exhibition, "Concepts and Consequences", deals with how science is "made": How theories are produced from assumptions, how they are checked and what advances they allow in the understanding of nature. Clearly-formulated concepts, without which modern science would be unthinkable, are concealed behind everyday terms such as "force-field" or "energy". Much of the knowledge has influenced out lives positively; other have also had fatal consequences when misused (think of the atom bomb). A deeper understanding helps us deal better with these questions.

Scientific equipment is almost impossible to understand when simply looked at. The exhibits are therefore supplemented by graphic, experiments, films and texts.

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