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June 2017

Art & Science 25: The Higgs Boson

by the AMVA4NewPhysics press office

Arvin Albertini, Francesco Poggi, and Linda Scarpa from the Liceo “Benedetti” are the authors of a inspired artwork with an uninspired title, “The Higgs Boson”. This is a sculpture consisting in a square box within which are placed two hands “pointing” to the center, where wool threads of different colour originate.

They so describe their Continue reading “Art & Science 25: The Higgs Boson”

Art & Science 24: Higgs’ Steel Wool

by the AMVA4NewPhysics press office

Perhaps one of the most original creations of the whole set of artworks presented for the “Arte e Scienza” contest in Venice is the work shown here, which was produced by Jacopo Zanetti, Matteo Nucci, and Tommaso Talamo from Liceo “Benedetti”. Along with three videos their work is a veritable “performance art” of the set, in fact. It is unfortunate that they did not take a video to document their production process, which is even more interesting from an artistic point of view than the photographic result.

The students went to a dark place at night, and put some steel wool inside a cooking whisk. They set the wool on fire, and rotated the whisk Continue reading “Art & Science 24: Higgs’ Steel Wool”

Europe in My Region – 2: Posters at INFN

by the AMVA4NewPhysics press office

Europe in My Region is a European Union-wide campaign encouraging citizens to discover European projects near them. In 2017, four different initiatives – project openings, a photo contest, a project hunt and a blogging contest – invite the public to visit projects, share images and experiences via social media. Thousands of EU projects open their doors mainly in May, a project hunt is organised from 2 Continue reading “Europe in My Region – 2: Posters at INFN”

Art & Science 23: Boson on Canvas

by the AMVA4NewPhysics press office

Barnaba de Carli and Orsola Zambelli, two students from Liceo Benedetti in Venice, are the authors of the painting they called “Boson on Canvas”. They added to their own interpretation of a proton-proton collision some LED lights, so the work should be set on a dimly lit wall.

For the benefit of those of you who have no previous notion of what this is related to:  “Art & Science Across Italy” is a project of the EU Continue reading “Art & Science 23: Boson on Canvas”

Art & Science 22: The Particle

by the AMVA4NewPhysics press office

Pietro Costantini, Gabriel Taormina, and Giulia Zago are the authors of the work titled “The Particle”. The three high-school students of Liceo “Benedetti” imagined that the Higgs boson had been “captured” inside a strange box they put together with canvas and chains.

The work should be hung from above to be properly Continue reading “Art & Science 22: The Particle”

Art & Science 21: The Boson’s Tracks

by the AMVA4NewPhysics press office

Many of the high school students participating in the Art & Science contest in Venice took inspiration from the pictures of LHC collisions creating the Higgs boson, and attempted to produce a three-dimensional realization of what physicists only realize on their computer screens.

The work shown here, produced by Eleonora Perale and Camilla Longo, is probably the one of the lot that reproduces with most care one of the Continue reading “Art & Science 21: The Boson’s Tracks”

Farewell Clermont-Ferrand

by Greg Kotkowski

Tight cooperation between nodes of the AMVA4NewPhysics network is an important aspect of our work. The members of the network (especially Early Stage Researchers) are encouraged to travel between the institutions. For this reason, I’ve spent the last 5 weeks in Clermont-Ferrand (France) at the Blaise Pascal University, where I’ve worked with another ESR, Fabricio, on an algorithm for the General Search of New Physics. Continue reading “Farewell Clermont-Ferrand”

Art & Science 20: Untitled

by the AMVA4NewPhysics press office

The work presented here has not been given a title by its authors Vittoria Candiani, Maria Dalle Vacche, and Jacopo Lenarda. They used an old laptop computer as a support of a photograph they created using a long-exposure image of moving fluorescent sticks, and then overlayed it with a broken glass.

In their description of the creative process, they explain that they were impressed by the computer-reconstructed images of particle collisions showing Continue reading “Art & Science 20: Untitled”

Art & Science 19: The Human Machine

by the AMVA4NewPhysics press office

With this post we reach the 50% mark in this series, as the number of works by Venice high-school students who participate in the Art & Science contest is 38. The work titled “L’umana macchina” (the human machine) is a creation of Geremia Sassetto and Emma Bastianini, from Liceo Benedetti. They realized it with clay and iron wire.

I think their work is quite commendable as the object has a Continue reading “Art & Science 19: The Human Machine”

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