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Cambridge Neuroscience research images illuminate University buildings as part of the Transforming Tomorrow light show

Transforming Tomorrow was spectacular light show that projected onto some of Cambridge's most famous buildings - the Senate House, Old Schools and King's College - to mark the end of the 800th anniversary celebrations.

The light show focused on transformative research occuring across the University and included images by Cambridge Neuroscientists. An image of the Drosophila fruit fly gut captured by confocal microscopy (see research image above) by  Cambridge Neuroscientist Dr. Irene Miguel-Aliaga (Department of Zoology)  lit up the Gibbs' Building at King's College.

Whilst dancing birds, taken from the film 'Cambridge Ideas: Bird Tango', were projected onto the Senate House. These video clips were from Cambridge Neuroscientist Professor Nicky Clayton (Department of Experimental Psychology) who studies the evolution and development of cognition in corvids.

The light show also featured some iconic images from the University's past and present, as well as some new drawings by famous alumni, illustrator and Downing College alumnus Quentin Blake. The light show was produced by world-renowned light artist Ross Ashton. To access the video footage of this show please click here.

For information about the other 800th celebrations that took place throughout 2009, please visit the 800th Anniversary website.

 

Posted on 12/01/2010

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