Our Imperceptible Universe

Our Imperceptible Universe


Our Imperceptible Universe

A new exhibition exploring collaboration between cosmology, art and social science.


The mind-boggling proposition that 95% of our universe is invisible is the starting point for this exhibition developed by cosmologist Kostas Dimopoulos, artist Sarah Casey and anthropologist of science, Rebecca Ellis. The exhibition explores cosmological ‘imperceptibility’: the idea that our universe is entering an era of accelerated expansion, attributed to a mysterious ‘Dark Energy’ substance, whose nature and origin is unknown. In fact only 4% of our universe is visible. How does cosmology study these imperceptible forces in our universe? How are they revealed and what might this mean for our understanding the nature of our universe?

The exhibition is part of ‘ Dark Matters’ an AHRC Science in Culture Innovation Award project and is supported by The Institute of Physics and Lancaster University.


Key dates

Private view:

11th December 2015

5.15pm Gallery talk by artist Sarah Casey

6pm Drinks Reception


Exhibition continues 15th December 2015- 14th January 2016


Please note gallery closed 19th December - 10th January