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To learn science, add art with Science&Art@School

 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.

Hidden Universe

From these extreme locations on Earth, the audience will be taken on a breathtaking tour of deep space in the cinematic medium that does it best: IMAX 3D. Viewers will peer deep inside vivid galaxies and nebulae, travel over the terrain of Mars, and witness stunning images of the Sun. The Universe is brought to life through real images and previously unseen giant-screen 3D simulations based on astronomical data gathered by the VLT, ALMA, and other telescopes such as the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, creating an immersive IMAX 3D experience. Read more.