In symmetry's June/July 2007 issue we featured the work of Roshan Houshmand, who was inspired by particle trails left in bubble chambers at Brookhaven National Laboratory and CERN to create a series of luminous paintings. The Iranian-American artist said she hadn't thought much about physics until she attended a lecture by theorist Brian Greene in her small town in upstate New York.
"It was quite a revelation,” Houshmand said. “One of the most amazing things he talked about was the theory that there are 11 dimensions to reality. Somehow, this statement produced a tremendous feeling of relief in me, and allowed me to redefine my perspectives on life.”
From there, Houshmand launched into a five-month crash course in physics, reading everything from textbooks to Greene’s The Elegant Universe.
Houshmand has posted a number of new paintings on her Web site, along with thoughts about her work and its relationship to physics.