The Quantum Jungle is an interactive art installation created by the artist Robin Baumgarten. With an area of approximately 6 square meters, it visualizes macroscopically how a quantum particle moves. The installation is composed of more than 1,000 touch-sensitive springs, 12,000 individually addressable LEDs, printed circuit boards, and wood. It is designed in a modular way to be reused and assembled in different shapes and sizes, depending on the exhibition context. For its premiere, held in the Salone delle Grottesche at Palazzo Blu in Pisa, it is in its largest configuration ever. The public can interact with the Quantum Jungle, creating their own quantum particle where and how they want, and then watching how it moves directed by the Schrödinger equation.
The installation was inaugurated on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 in the presence of the author and with speeches by Cosimo Bracci Torsi, president of the Palazzo Blu Foundation, Stefano Del Corso, president of Fondazione Pisa, Giacomo Tizzanini, adviser to the Minister of Education Patrizio Bianchi and technical director of USR Toscana, Dario Pisignano, director of the Physics Department, Sabrina Maniscalco, University of Helsinki, and Marilù Chiofalo, University of Pisa, both scientific directors of the project. The first exhibition was open until April 17, 2022, with free admission.
Quantum Jungle is a project funded by Fondazione Pisa.
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