by the AMVA4NewPhysics press office

The work presented in this post is authored by Sara Carletti, from the Liceo “Marco Foscarini”. She took inspiration from the pictures of event displays in the CMS detector to imagine a way to convey the moment of creation of a discovery – pictured as a blossoming of flowers.

Her representation of the collision starts with two coloured fuzz balls at the center, from which branches of flowers emerge in all directions. The flowers result where these interact with the detector cylinder.

I think the idea is quite original, and its realization is quite pleasing. I am reminded of the title of an outreach book in particle physics: “the particle garden”…