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 network CREATIONS, that challenges high-school students to produce artwork inspired by lectures in LHC physics they receive in an initial phase. The AMVA4NewPhysics network has contributed by working with five schools in the Venice area, involving 323 students. 80 of them ended up producing artworks, a total of 38 among paintings, sculptures, and videos. The 17 best works will contribute to an exposition at the palazzo del Casinò at the Lido of Venice, during the EPS conference from July 5th to 12th. A prize-giving ceremony will take place on July 8th in the presence of the CERN director general Fabiola Gianotti (h21, Sala Perla, Casinò del Lido di Venezia).

And now two pictures of the work discussed above: