polygonal trigonometric functions
The latest addition to the team is Lucas Vieira Barbosa, Brazilian physicist, undertaking a PhD in "Space & Time" at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. He is the creator of the most iconic scientific GIF animations & illustrations on Wikipedia, and generates his work using software he developed.


ESA Airbus, 2020
Benedict Redgrove took a further trip to Toulouse to film recent work on the Korsch telescope.


TBOS and ESA meeting, 2020
Due to Covid lockdown in many European countries, a Zoom conference call was initiated with ESA in the Netherlands and the creative team based all over Europe, and ideas for potential performance ideas with The Beauty of Science were discussed. 


Li Keuha (Lica)
Renowned Chinese choreographer / dancer óõ⬪™ Kehua Li (or 'Lico’) based in Beiijing agreed to join the collaboration.

JULY 2020 

TBOS - Vibration patterns on different frequencies
A direction for a peformance was established involving the visual representation of sound waves, and the potential for a cymatic work.

JUNE 2020 

Karina in her studio in Munich
Intermedia artist Karina Smigla-Bobinski came on board the project, realising the addition of a performance piece to The Beauty of Science


Richard and Benedict by filming at ESA, 2020
The team travelled to Toulouse with cinematographer, Alex Bender where they spent a couple of days filming the early stages of the Euclid Korsch telescope construction.


"Euclid" project treatment - ESA
Benedict Redgrove travelled to ESA’s Euclid hangar at Airbus Defence and Space facility in Toulouse, in order to prep the first film shoot planned for January 2020.


ESTEC HQ Netherlands, 2019
A meeting was held at the European Space Research and Technology Centre at Noordwijk in the Netherlands, where a collaboration was agreed for creative project with Giuseppe Racca and the Euclid mission’s project scientist René Laureijs. 


Impression on the very early Univers, ESA
Online discussions took place with ESA who agreed to the principle of a creative project based around the difficult concepts of dark matter and dark energy at play in the Euclid mission.

AUGUST 2019 

The English NASA project Photographer and Film Maker Benedict Redgrove joined forces with Composer Richard G Mitchell to discuss the possibility of a film collaboration involving the science in ESA’s Euclid mission. 

April 2019 

"Euclid" project treatment - ESA, 2019
Thanks to the input of Giuseppe Racca the mission Project Manager of EUCLID, the seed was sewn for an ambitious creative project in collaboration with ESA, embracing additional fundamental scientific law engaged in this mission. 

March 2019 

Alberto Gianolio, the LISA mission project manager suggested that there might be a perfect match for The Beauty of Science concept with another ESA mission called EUCLID. 

June 2018  

The Beauty of Science was completed in its first incarnation as a set of music pieces, and the first performance of the piece involving ESTEC and sought out well known NASA ISS footage was made, in an attempt to experiment with concepts of space exploration and interpretation of Newton’s work.

May 2017   

Studio recordings
Richard G. Mitchell and Ali Darragh
CC Richard G. Mitchell 
A start was made on composing, arranging and recording pieces for The Beauty of Science. Exploring the ethereal beauty and exquisite workings of nature, each piece is based on one of Newton's principles. The first part ‘Axiomata’ depicts the three laws of motion, with Richard Curran performing the string parts and Ali Darragh sung the soprano parts.

"Principa" - Newton, 1687
Astronomy explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's principles 
CC Wikimedia/Wellcome Collection
Astronomy explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's principles. And made easy to those who have not studied mathematics / To which are added, a plain method of finding the distances of all the planets from the sun, by the transit of Venus over the sun's disc, in the year 1761. An account of Mr. Horrox's observation of the transit of Venus in the year 1639; and, of the distances of all the planets from the sun, as deduced from observations of the transit in the year 1761. The transit of Venus. Rare Books Keywords: Astronomy