A Swedish university tapped the founding director of CERN’s artist-in-residence program to curate a new art exhibit inspired by physics.
One sprinkle of sand at a time, two artists recreated the moment a particle passed through a detector 30 years earlier.
For physicists Katy Grimm and Katharine Leney, science is a piece of cake.
CERN inspired famous Dutch fashion artist Iris van Herpen to create her Magnetic Motion collection.
What do you give a physicist who helped discover a fundamental particle and jump-started your science career?
Photographers from Italy, the UK and Canada won professional and public votes.
Fermilab’s 2017 artist-in-residence, Jim Jenkins, melds pieces of physics experiments into his creations.
Fantastical designs elevate physics in works by Fermilab’s first artist.
Constellations illustrates the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics—with a love story.
In collaboration with a scientist, an Iranian dancer is working to communicate the beauty of particle physics through dance.
Hubert van Hecke, a heavy-ion physicist, transforms particle physics plots into works of art.
The late artist June Schwarcz found inspiration in some unusual wrapping paper her husband brought home from the lab.
After the musician learned that grad students at CERN had created a parody of his 2004 single “Collide,” he flew to Switzerland to sing it at the LHC.
Artist Chris Henschke’s latest piece inspired by particle physics mixes constancy with unpredictability, the natural with the synthetic.
The group brought their on-site drawing practice to the particle physics laboratory.
A group known for making music with everyday objects recently got their hands on some extraordinary props.
What are all of the symbols in Fermilab’s unofficial seal?
Labs around the world open their doors to aesthetic creation.
The Dark Energy Survey’s art show offers a glimpse of the expanding universe.
Fermilab’s house photographer of almost 30 years, Reidar Hahn, shares four of his most iconic shots.
An international jury and more than 3800 public votes determined the winners of this year's Global Physics Photowalk competition.
Chicago innovator Ellen Sandor will create new works based on her experiences at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
Symmetry sits down with Lindsay Olson as she wraps up a year of creating art inspired by particle physics.
The wonders of particle physics serve as a springboard for a community-building arts initiative at Fermilab.
Visiting photographers get an insider’s view of Canada’s national particle and nuclear physics laboratory.
Statistician Edward Tufte turns scientific notations into artwork.
Webcomic artist Zach Weinersmith fuels ‘Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal’ with grad student humor and almost half of a physics degree.
When two theoretical physicists crossed paths at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York, the Story Collider was born.
A group of students at CERN have created a computer game that makes particle physics research as addictive as Candy Crush Saga.
A determined volunteer gives an old detector new life as the centerpiece of a cosmic ray exhibit.
Two Yale professors thrive where calculation meets choreography.
In a new class at Duke University, professors from different realms explore the intersection of literature and physics.
A team of Richard Feynman’s friends and fans banded together to restore the Nobel laureate’s most famous vehicle.
Creating a compelling story about the search for the secrets of the universe in Particle Fever helped filmmaker Mark Levinson find his calling.
Edward Tufte, celebrated statistician and master of informational graphics, transforms physics notations into works of art.
An art installation at the Australian Synchrotron provides insight into experimental physics.
Particle Fever, a documentary that follows scientists involved in research at the Large Hadron Collider, opens this week in select theaters across the United States.
A former physicist uses accelerator data to create artistic visualizations.
Through the “Collision” contest, 22 artists and scientists pushed themselves into new territory, portraying the concept of “new physics” through art.
A grassroots group of artists started a gallery project centered on Sanford Lab’s science.
Fermilab physicist Todd Johnson spends his work and vacation hours with accelerators. What he produces during each are two very different things.
A New York rock band named after a Fermilab neutrino experiment recently visited their namesake for the first time.
Sound artist Bill Fontana taps into the music of the Large Hadron Collider.
Burning Man offers parallels to—and welcome departures from—the scientific endeavors of physicists who attend the annual event.
A summer intern at Jefferson Laboratory is excited about the proposed International Linear Collider—and he’s got the tattoo to prove it.
A new documentary about the people and science of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is now available on YouTube.
An artist honors the people and science of the CMS collaboration.
Decay, a low-budget horror film starring PhD students and postdocs at CERN, has been released online.
Julius von Bismarck uses rules to create a sense of chaos in his latest piece.
Stunning displays of light, music, and electronic artistry bring the thrill of science to a tech-savvy generation.
CERN's first artist-in-residence aims to challenge perceptions.
A 2008 newspaper article about the Large Hadron Collider inspired Kate Findlay to start a years-long quilting project.
In December 1960, The New Yorker published John Updike’s poem about the neutrino, a ghost-like particle discovered a few years before.
Over the years, John Zaklikowski raided his savings account to purchase every mother board, cell phone and floppy disk in sight.
For her latest work, choreographer Liz Lerman took members of her dance troupe to CERN, where they reveled in the fog, danced in the aisles and found inspiration in wide-ranging conversations with
A physicist sketches science in the style of an old master.