Fermilab’s 2016 artist-in-residence Ellen Sandor and (art)n spent months talking with Fermilab scientists and learning about the ways they study subatomic particles called neutrinos. Inspired by the things she saw and heard, she created a series of new works in several different media, works that visualize the invisible science of particle physics.
The exhibit “Neutrinos In a New Light” will be on display at the Fermilab Art Gallery from Dec. 2, 2016, through March 17, 2017. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Special events related to the exhibit include a reception, a colloquium talk and tours:
Fermilab Art Gallery hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Artist reception: Dec. 2, 5-8 p.m., Wilson Hall, second floor, Fermilab Art Gallery
Colloquium: Dec. 7, 4 p.m., Wilson Hall, One West Conference Room
Tours of the exhibit on Saturdays at 10 a.m.: Dec. 10, Jan. 14, Feb. 18, March 11. Please visit the art tours webpage to register.
Sandor and (art)n are perhaps best known as the inventors of a new artistic medium called PHSColograms. These three-dimensional pieces combine photography, holography, sculpture and computer graphics to create immersive experiences, and Sandor and her team have used this technique to visualize particle interactions. Sandor’s exhibit will also include an interactive look inside one of Fermilab’s neutrino detectors. Oculus Rift technology will place you at the heart of the machine, watching neutrinos collide with other particles.
Read the press release on this exhibit.
Read about this project in the Daily Herald, Feb. 4, 2016: “Fermilab Artist in Residence to create science-inspired works”