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GigaPan print art on display in Gates, Hillman buildings

Several GigaPan prints from the exhibit at last year’s Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imagery for Science will be placed on permanent display in the Gates and Hillman centers within the next week.

A reception as well as a walking tour to celebrate the newly installed pieces, titled “Panoramics and Precision,” will take place Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. and will begin on the fifth floor.

The works on permanent display will include Naoko Matsubara’s “Solitude,” a series of woodcuts inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s Walden; Stephanie Jenouvrier’s GigaPan image, “Penguins at Cape Crozier”; Molly Gibson’s “Barnacle,” an image created with a scanning electron microscope modified with GigaPan technology; Richard Bryant’s print of “Eagle’s Nest, Jubbah, Saudi Arabia”; and Chris Fastie’s “Bergamot and Hummingbirds, Vermont.” The pieces will be scattered throughout the Gates Hillman Complex.

The pieces were selected by the Gates Hillman Center Art Committee.

Three additional GigaPan prints are on display in Newell-Simon Hall. These pieces include Jason Buchheim’s “Galapagos Bait Ball of Salema,” Rurik List’s “From Sierra de en Medio,” and Andrew R. Deans’ and Matthew A. Bertone’s “The Big Four.” These pieces are, like the works in the Gates Hillman Complex, dispersed throughout the building’s floors.

ECE professor inducted into AAAS, intellectual society

Edmund M. Clarke, FORE Systems University Professor of computer science and electrical and computer engineering, was one of the 179 national leaders who were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) at a ceremony in Cambridge, Mass. last Saturday.

The official ceremony included the traditional signing of the Book of Members by participants such as Paul Simon, singer-songwriter; David Page, geneticist and director of the Whitehead Institute at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Ei-Ichi Negishi, Nobel laureate and chemist at Purdue University.

The AAAS is one of the nation’s oldest intellectual societies. It is also an independent research center that draws from its members’ expertise to analyze and study science and technology policy, global security, the humanities and culture, social policy, and education.

Last Wednesday, Clarke gave a keynote address at the ninth International Symposium in Taipei, Taiwan. His address focused on automated technology and verification analysis.

On Oct. 26, he will present another keynote address at the Computing in the 21st Century Conference, hosted by Microsoft Research Asia and Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.