Friday, July 6, 2012

Mural: The Higgs Boson

The Higgs Boson Mural At CERN by Josef Kristofoletti

The Higgs Boson Mural At CERN by Josef Kristofoletti

"The three story tall mural was painted by international artist Josef Kristofoletti on the side of the ATLAS control room directly above the detector, near the Swiss-French border outside of Geneva. This project was inspired by the same questions that the physicists at CERN are trying to answer; where did we come from, what does it mean to be human, and what is our place in the universe. The artist worked closely on location with physicists at CERN over the course of a year to create the mural. It depicts the artist's interpretation of what the Higgs boson might look like."

WIRED just posted this colorful time-lapse video of a 3-story mural painted on the side of the ATLAS building at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. From what I understand (correct me if I’m wrong), ATLAS is responsible for discovering the Higgs boson which, coincidentally (or not) was recently announced as sort of discovered. Yes, sort of.

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