What Happens When an Artist and a Physicist Meet?

FIU News

May 31, 2013


What happens when an artist and a physicist meet?
By Karen Cochrane

The world was captivated earlier this year when scientists at CERN confirmed the
existence of the elusive Higgs boson particle. A half-century of searching by a team of
4,000 scientists could now proclaim to the world that, finally, they had found the
subatomic speck often referred to as the “God particle.”

FIU artist Xavier Cortada and physicist Pete Markowitz collaborated on an art
installation that will forever mark the historic occasion: five banners at Point Five at
the Large Hadron Collider.