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At the nanoscale, the interaction of light becomes imperceptible to the naked eye. Transcending the Invisible is a unique collaboration between Photonics & Nanotechnology researchers at King’s College London and a cohort of talented artists who work with light. Funded by the Royal Society, this project delves into the captivating realm of nanomaterials and their interplay with light. By bridging the worlds of science and art, participants exchange ideas, delve into innovative concepts, and bring the invisible into focus. To celebrate the International Day of Light*, the team is hosting an event at King’s College London.

Join us for an evening of talks and exhibits featuring demonstrations from our scientists and artists, including talks from:

Dr Sasha Rakovich & Dr Vittorio Aita: Colour, Light and Nanomaterials

Artist talks: James Fox, Lily Hassioti, Tyler Mallison, Grace Pappas, David Penny, and Yukako Tanaka, will discuss their work and join some of our researchers to lead demonstrations to explore light from both scientific and artistic perspectives.

This event is free to attend and is open to researchers, artists and the general public.

Whether you're an expert in photonics or simply appreciate the beauty of artistic expression, there's something for everyone at Transcending the Invisible.

For more information on the project, please visit

*The UNESCO International Day of Light is celebrated on 16 May each year, the anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by physicist and engineer Theodore Maiman. Events are hosted on or around the date.

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Bush House Arcade
Arcade at Bush House, South Wing, Strand WC2B 4PJ