At night in the Chilean Atacama desert astronomers observe the edges of the universe, in Copenhagen climate researchers examine air that has been locked in the Arctic ice for thousands of years old, and in the heart of an Italian mountain physicists await a gleam that no human eye can see. Fundamental research in the natural sciences often eludes our powers of imagination. Yet the very basis of our future progress necessitates a constant search for ever new insight. At a time when it has become politically possible to ignore or even negate scientific insight, the Hypothesis project uses documentary photographs to highlight a complex and sophisticated scientific system as a basis for an enlightened and future-orientated society. The series has about 50 photographs and will be exhibited at the Lodz Photo Festival 2019. The book Hypothesis will be published by the end of the year.