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 “views” that CMS uses for its event displays. By translating into three dimensions the collision picture, they had to wisely choose the materials that would allow the most pleasing, while faithful, result. They used iron wire mesh and colored polystirene for the calorimeter, and wool thread for the inner tracker. Judge by yourself the result in the pictures below.