Last week I, along with fellow network ESR Pablo, attended the International School of Science Journalism in Erice, on the Italian island of Sicily. As regular readers of this blog will know, scientific outreach plays an important role in our network activities, and I’d attended with the hope of gaining tips for better simplifying and presenting my research. Continue reading “SciComm in Erice”
The 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 Continue reading “Art & Science Exposition Starts Today!”
Leonardo Cosma, Francesco Turcato and Nicola Vianello, from Liceo “G.B. Benedetti” in Venice are the authors of a untitled work that they composed using a Newton pendulum, glass, and a mirror in a metal frame.
The idea of particles moving and breaking glass appears in this work as in the one presented in the previous post. Here, however, the idea is to show the dynamics of the interaction between colliding bodies, which can be Continue reading “Art & Science 34: Untitled”
The work “Impronta di una collisione” (footprint of a collision) is authored by Emma Da Re and Alessia Scarpa, two high-school students from the Liceo “G.B. Benedetti” of Venice. They tried to picture the concept that when we study the collisions that give rise new particles such as the Higgs boson, we cannot observe the real target of our investigation, but rather the effect that its production has on the surrounding space. Similarly, the breaking of glass can be observed “after the Continue reading “Art & Science 33: Footprint of a Collision”
The artwork titled “MAP” presented here is surprising in a way. The students of Liceo Benedetti who produced it (Matteo Bertola, Alberto Perosa, Giacomo Indri) exhibited quite a bit of imagination in creating a “particle” accelerator using kitchenware: a manual salad dryer. They inserted three coloured plastic balls in it, added some coloured wire to the exterior of the rotating cell, and that is it: the MAP.
The pictures below do not pay justice to the concept, as what Continue reading “Art & Science 32: MAP (the Manual Accelerator of Particles)”
The work titled “Bo(om)son” was created by Nicolò Dall’Asta, Matilde Giupponi, and Tommaso Gridella, al from Liceo “G.B. Benedetti” of Venice. They used a blackboard, nails, coloured elastics, and they surrounded the board with a tape with led lights (the latter cannot be seen in the image provided below, unfortunately).
The geometric theme transpires from this compostion, which like Continue reading “Art & Science 31: Bo(om)son”
The thirtieth work presented here was created by high school students of Liceo “G.B.Benedetti” by Francesca Vavasori, Alexis Venturi, and Acebo Venice Maria Fe Sales. The composition is three-dimensional and consists in a structure supporting two balls tiled with small mosaics.
The students took free inspiration from a particle collision Continue reading “Art & Science 30: Explosion”