@Regrann from @pinecrestfl - What happens when a physicist and artist collide? Art inspired by the Nobel prize-winning discovery of “the God particle” unites the worlds of art and science. 🔅
RSVP at http://bit.ly/GodParticlePG. 🔅
Environmental Artist Xavier Cortada and Florida International University Physicist Pete Markowitz come together for an intimate talk about their work at the Large Hadron Collider|CERN this Sunday, September 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Pinecrest Gardens Historical Entrance Building,11000 Red Road. 🔅
The event takes place three days after the Museum at Prairiefire in Kansas City launches the "In Search of the Higgs boson" exhibition featuring large reprints of the famed banners by Mr. Cortada, which depict the five search strategies scientists used to make the Nobel prize-winning discovery of the #Higgsboson particle.
Smaller replicas of the banners will be on display so that visitors can see them and understand what happens when an artist and physicist “collide.” The original banners are on permanent display at CERN, the world’s largest particle physics research center, in Geneva, Switzerland, where the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) resides. “Science is my muse,” Mr. Cortada said. “The detection of the Higgs boson was intricate and multilayered, and so are the artworks I created. Stained glass references the #LHC as a modern-day cathedral that helps us understand the universe and shape our new worldview. The oil painting technique honors those who came before us, the repetition of motifs across the five works celebrates internationalism and rendering the work as ‘banners’ marks this as a monumental event." #CERN