by Tommaso Dorigo

lidocasinoThe EPS conference starts this afternoon in the Palazzo del Casinò of the Lido of Venice. For three days the big palace facing the Adriatic sea will host the parallel sessions of the conference; next Monday the plenary sessions will instead take place in the adjoining Palazzo del Cinema.

During the whole week of the conference, at the Palazzo del Casinò an exposition of over 50 artworks inspired by particle physics and the Higgs boson will be waiting for you to visit. Besides works by affirmed artists, the exposition sports two dozen works by high-school students, who were inspired by lectures in particle physics during the spring and then challenged to produce something artistic to express their impressions.

Below are pictures of the exposition I just grabbed with my cellphone. I hope you will be able to stop by if you live in the area! Please remember that on Saturday, July 8th, at 9PM a public conference will take place in Sala Perla, at the Palazzo del Casinò. At the start of the event the students who won the contest will receive prizes offered by the AMVA4NewPhysics network.