Art@CMS exhibition

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Art@CMS is an education and outreach initiative of the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, in Switzerland.

The CMS detector is not only a remarkable scientific instrument; it is also a work of art. It stands 15 meters tall, weighs 14,000 tons, and its thousands of wires and components work in concert to enable it to detect the smallest particles of matter in the tiniest fractions of a second. This magnificent machine is the core of an art and science project that has inspired dozens of other works of art. You will have the chance to see many of those in July when the European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics takes place in Vienna.

First established by Michael Hoch, a physicist and photographer at CERN, the Art@CMS collection was created by professional artists working with CMS scientists.

The artists featured in this exhibit in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, collage and digital art. All of them have been inspired by the wonders of science and are excited to communicate those wonders in new ways to new audiences.

  • Date: 22 July – 29 July 2015
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Address: University of Vienna, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna
  • Place: arcade courtyard
  • Entrance free