by the AMVA4NewPhysics press office

Another way to image the collision between LHC protons giving rise to the Higgs boson: it is the subject that an all-ladies trio formed by Beatrice Lazzarini, Giulia Lucibello, and Francesca Piazzalonga took as the starting point to design their sculpture, which they dubbed “Higgs’ Eye” because of the resulting similarity of the finished composition to an eye, at the center of which lies the Higgs boson.

They used iron wire to create a spiral within which the collision takes place, which in their mind symbolizes its capture in a contained place, clay, as well as coloured enamel to paint the various outgoing particle tracks produced in the collisions.

This work was selected to be exposed during the EPS conference at the Palazzo del Casinò of Lido, from July 5th to 12th. Along with 16 others produced by Venice high-school students it participates in the contest for the best works.