by the AMVA4NewPhysics press office

“La Collisione” – the collision – is the title of another event-display-inspired work by students of Liceo Benedetti in Venice, Ludovica Donà and Licia Memo. The students decided to employ discarded bits and pieces of colored glass to create a collage representing a LHC collision. Murano glass is a very well-known artistic product of Venice, so this choice connotates their work and localizes it in its provenance.

The choice of glass fragments was explicitated by the students to symbolize the creation of Higgs bosons, as glass fragments like Higgs bosons are produced from the sudden breaking of a continuum – glass, or the vacuum.

This work was selected to be exposed to the Casinò di Venezia at Lido during the EPS conference, July 5th to 12th, and it participates in the final selection of the best artworks by Venice high-school students.

I believe the result of their effort is really aesthetically pleasing and the work is thus commendable. You can see it in the pictures below.