Astrid Alben has been described as ‘a new and original voice in English poetry, serious and uncompromising’. As co-founder of the art and science initiative Pars, Alben is the editor of two art and science anthologies, Findings on Ice (2007) and Findings on Elasticity (2010). Astrid Alben’s poetry collection Ai! Ai! Pianissimo is published by Arc Publications.