CERN Releases part of its photo archive

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As we get into the run up to our Round Table sessions with CERN I thought it would be interesting to post some of the photos from its archive. These photos show how long the project has been going while also revealing the visual allure that many artists feel for the aesthetics of physics. So please come and participate in our event at The Commons on Nov 21st.

Here is the official blurb –

Excavating the Universe: Physics Interacts with the Arts

2:30-4:00pm Friday, November 21 | The Commons
Sponsored by the Spencer Museum of Art and the Department of Physics & Astronomy

This roundtable brings together artists and physicists to talk about the ways their work is stimulated and inspired by the other discipline. Distinguished panelists will include experimental physicist Paolo Giubellino, spokesperson for the ALICE project at CERN; Ariane Koek, coordinator of the Arts@CERN project; physicist and filmmaker Agnes Mocsy; designers from the studio MK12, which did the graphics for Particle Fever; and artist Marissa Benedict, who works with the Art, Science & Culture initiative at the University of Chicago. This event is organized by physics Prof. Daniel Tapia Takaki and the Arts Research Collaboration (ARC) initiative at the Spencer Museum of Art. Supported by the Research Investment Council, ARC is a partnership between the SMA and the Biodiversity Institute, Information and Telecommunication Technology Center, and Department of Visual Art that aims to foster innovative interdisciplinary research at the intersection of the arts, sciences, technology, and society.

Links below.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2014/oct/29/mysteries-of-the-universe-cerns-astonishing-unseen-archive-in-pictures

http://www.thecommons.ku.edu/programs_events.html

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