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Art & Science 34: Untitled

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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”

Art & Science 33: Footprint of a Collision

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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”

Art & Science 32: MAP (the Manual Accelerator of Particles)

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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)”

Art & Science 31: Bo(om)son

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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”

Art & Science 30: Explosion

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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”

Art & Science 29: The Boson Theatre

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 The title of this surprising sculpture is “Il teatro del bosone” (the boson theatre). It is the work of three high-school students of Liceo “Benedetti” in Venice who, like many of their peers, decided to render in a three-dimensional way the colourful particle collision images they had been shown during the initial seminars of the “Art & Science” project. At variance from other teams, however, they found a rather interesting solution to the three-dimensional challenge.

The team assembled layers of plexiglass over which they painted drops of colours, as if taking snapshots of particles exiting the collision point at different Continue reading “Art & Science 29: The Boson Theatre”

Art & Science 28: Higgs’ Christmas

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Mariam Taufiq and Denzel Aragd, two students of Liceo “Benedetti” in Venice, are the authors of the work presented here. For some reason they found some connection between the LHC proton-proton collisions that give rise to the production of Higgs bosons and the festivities of Christmas, and they decided to create an artwork that puts the two things together.

Their canvas shows an explosion of white and cyan over a Continue reading “Art & Science 28: Higgs’ Christmas”

Art & Science 27: Instant

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The work named “Attimo” (or “instant” in English) was produced by Nicolò Doglioni, Filippo Dorigo, and Zeno Pogaznic from Liceo “Benedetti”. They were impressed by the pictures of the CMS detector and its components, and they decided to try and capture the symmetry of the detection elements in a way that makes it only apparent if you happen to end up in the correct line of sight.

The attached pictures show the construction, made of coloured wood Continue reading “Art & Science 27: Instant”

Art & Science 26: Higgs’ Eye

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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, Continue reading “Art & Science 26: Higgs’ Eye”

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