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 the possible creation of Higgs bosons. They thus tried to recreate that explosion in 20-second exposure of circularly moving fluorescent sticks on a dark background. The broken glass was overlaid to symbolize the powerful explosion that gives rise to the particle creation.

Below you can see the result, and two of the authors in front of their work.