THE DANCE OF CHANCE … Growing Order Out of Randomness

August 1st, 1993 - July 31st, 1998 | PROJECT

This exhibit will integrate graphics, artifacts, highly interactive electro-mechanical demonstration devices together with state of the art interactive educational computer technology to demonstrate how probability shapes nature. It will draw its examples from a variety of scientific fields including physics, chemistry, earth sciences, and biology. It is planned as a permanent addition to the Museum's exhibition program, but will be designed to facilitate easy reproduction for individual copies or for circulation as a travelling exhibit. Millions of visitors--families, teachers, children form diverse communities--will gain a first hand aesthetic appreciation of the pattern finding process of scientific investigation as well as a better understanding of the usefulness of mathematics in explaining how the natural world works.

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Team Members

H. Eugene Stanley, Principal Investigator, Boston University
Douglas Smith, Co-Principal Investigator, Boston University
Edwin Taylor, Co-Principal Investigator, Boston University


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9353490
Funding Amount: 706484


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Families | General Public | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Chemistry | Geoscience and geography | Life science | Mathematics | Physics
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits