The Incredible Science-Art Collider by students in Graz, Austria (Image: Michael Hoch)
Many scientists see intellectual as well as aesthetic beauty in their research. Now an education project from the CMS collaboration is harnessing artistic beauty to inspire students about the science of particle physics.
CMS physicist and artist Michael Hoch recently launched the Science&Art @ School project to engage students with stories from particle physics, which he hopes will help them to re-see the natural world in aesthetic as well as scientifically accurate ways. Hoch says that artistic methods can lead students to a deeper understanding of the beauty, value and transformative power of science. "I believe that essential aspects of our research here at CERN can be viewed as beautiful artistic creations," he says.
The first Science&Art @ School workshop took place in Graz, Austria, from 5-7 June, bringing together 62 students from two high schools nearby: Graz International Bilingual School (GIBS) and BORG Monsbergergasse. Read more.