Asking questions about the future….
- What has DNA got to do with Computing?
- What is the Tactile Internet?
- How do Art and Research become Digital?
- How can Concrete be made Lightweight and Flexible?
- How can Tiny Particles help fight Cancer?
- What do Computer Centres of the Future look like?
These are some of the questions explored in the research and innovations in the transCampus collaboration between King’s College London and Technische Universität Dresden on display at the heart of the College’s campus at London Bridge, accompanied with a series of events through the next few weeks.
King’s College London and Technische Universität Dresden’s initative transCampus was established in 2015 to encourage and support collaborations, supporä sharing of resources across the institutions and promote transnational projects and knowledge transfer.
Dresden is said to be the most scientifically-research intensive city in Germany, with the largest number of scientific staff of any German city. DRESDEN-concept is an alliance of the Technische Universität Dresden with many other leading scientific, university, heath and cultural and heritage institutions and the Science Exhibition, which last year was on display at the Dresden Frauenkirche, is, at London Bridge, presenting scientific research that aims to answer the questions above, and others.
As a pop-up exhibition in an external space, subject to the vagaries of the British weather, one of the impressive aspects of the exhibition design is the corporation of interactive technology, in both German and English.
Above all, the exhibition reinforces the importance of international partnerships in scientific research and emphasises the need to protect these collaborations as the UK enters BREXIT negotiations, which will be further emphasised when the Science Gallery opens at King’s College London in 2018, a further international collaboration.