It’s Albert Einstein’s birthday and on 13 March in 1781, Uranus was discovered after being mistaken for a star

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  • Edward Ruscha, 'MAD SCIENTIST' 1975

    Edward Ruscha
    MAD SCIENTIST 1975
    Pastel on paper
    support: 578 x 724 mm
    ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008 Edward Ruscha

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  • Sir Jacob Epstein, 'Albert Einstein' 1933

    Sir Jacob Epstein
    Albert Einstein 1933
    Bronze
    object: 536 x 293 x 254 mm, 28 kg
    Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1934 The estate of Sir Jacob Epstein

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  • Joseph Beuys, 'Hearts of the Revolutionaries: Passage of the Planets of the Future' 1955

    Joseph Beuys
    Hearts of the Revolutionaries: Passage of the Planets of the Future 1955
    Watercolour on card
    support: 295 x 490 mm
    ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008 DACS, 2009

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  • Tony Cragg, 'Laboratory Still Life No. 1, State 1' 1988

    Tony Cragg
    Laboratory Still Life No. 1, State 1 1988
    Aquatint and spitbite on paper
    image: 300 x 347 mm
    Purchased 1989 Tony Cragg

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  • Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, 'Theory of Relativity' 1967

    Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
    Theory of Relativity 1967
    Screenprint on paper
    image: 924 x 594 mm
    Presented by Rose and Chris Prater through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 The Estate of Eduardo Paolozzi

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  • Vija Celmins, 'Jupiter Moon - Constellation' 1983

    Vija Celmins
    Jupiter Moon - Constellation 1983
    Three-colour mezzotint and etching on Fabriono Rosapina paper
    image (upper): 146 x 193 mm image (lower): 125 x 185 mm
    ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008 Vija Celmins

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  • James Rosenquist, 'Space Dust' 1989

    James Rosenquist
    Space Dust 1989
    Pressed paper pulp, acrylic, dye, lithograph and collage on paper
    image: 1689 x 2673 mm
    Presented by Tyler Graphics Ltd in honour of Pat Gilmour, Tate Print Department 1974-7, 2004 James Rosenquist/VAGA, New York and DACS, London 2002

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  • Joe Tilson, 'Transparency I: Yuri Gagarin 12 April 1961' 1968

    Joe Tilson
    Transparency I: Yuri Gagarin 12 April 1961 1968
    Screenprint and mixed media on plastic
    object: 1219 x 1219 x 51 mm
    Presented by the artist 1976 Joe Tilson. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2002

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  • Colin Self, 'The Whispering Curtain (Or the Childhood of Orlando Gibbons)' 1987

    Colin Self
    The Whispering Curtain (Or the Childhood of Orlando Gibbons) 1987
    Collage on paper
    support, secondary: 563 x 760 mm
    Purchased 1994 Colin Self. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2002

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  • Bill Woodrow, 'Hydrogen' 1994

    Bill Woodrow
    Hydrogen 1994
    Linocut on paper
    image: 360 x 330 mm
    Purchased 1994 Bill Woodrow

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  • William Blake, 'Newton' 1795/circa 1805

    William Blake
    Newton 1795/circa 1805
    Colour print finished in ink and watercolour on paper
    support: 460 x 600 mm
    Presented by W. Graham Robertson 1939

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  • Martin Kippenberger, 'The Beginning was a Retrospective' 1992

    Martin Kippenberger
    The Beginning was a Retrospective 1992
    Screenprint on paper
    image: 677 x 872 mm
    Purchased 2005 Estate Martin Kippenberger/Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

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Our selection of artworks explores the subject of science, everything from imaginative responses of the periodic table to journeys into space.

See more artworks on the theme of science in Tate’s Collection.

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