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7/30/2014 Art in Science - Beauty in Creation (Brooklyn, New York)

7/2/2014 Science AdventureArt: Art@CMS at the ICHEP2014 conference (Valencia, Spain)

20/2013 Celebrating U.S. Particle Physics at the Capitol (U.S. Capitol)

"In search of the Higgs boson”

CMS particle detector
In Geneva, FIU artist Xavier Cortada and physicist Pete Markowitz delivered an Art-Science talk during the CERN CMS Week Conference, created a site-specific installation at the CMS experiment venue and engaged 300 scientists from around the world in a performance art piece that transforms them into the very subatomic particles they research.

To read article in Symmetry Magazine, click here:






Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) is one of the four experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC).  The Higgs boson was postulated to explain why particles have mass and therefore why gravity acts. In July 2012, two of the LHC experiments (CMS and ATLAS) announced the discovery of a new, Higgs-like particle.

Xavier Cortada is Artist-in-Residence at Florida International University College of Architecture + The Arts and a professional artist in the Miami area. Pete Markowitz is a Professor of Physics and Fellow of the Honors College working on the CMS experiment.



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