Infinite Ligo dreams is published in the cern courier
(original post from 1/19/2017)
The artwork commissioned by Cardiff University Physics and Astronomy Department during the Summer 2016. Has this month been published in the CERN Courier Jan/Feb issue 2017.
Thanks to the Senior communications officer from Cardiff University, Michael Bishop who created the blog:
Highlighting the artwork commissioned for the ‘Rest Frame’ room in the department and the discovery of the gravitational waves. The detection of gravitational waves by the twin aLIGO detectors, announced in February last year, is one of the most significant discoveries in physics for decades.
It was around this time back last February 2016 that I was introduced to Prof. Mark Hannam a binary black expert. When some other artworks were being hung in the department inspired by magnetic monopoles that I had created in Dr. Dan Reads lab a year or so before in the summer of 2014.
Mark spoke of the new discovery of Gravitational Waves from LIGO. We discussed that it would be fantastic to create an artwork to celebrate this momentous event in our history. In the following weeks a meeting was arranged with Chris North and Edward Fauchon-Jones along with Jason Charles Roger our sound engineer. We decided that I would produce a large oil painting reflecting some of the data mixed in with imagination of our universe’s binary black holes, pulsars, neutron stars and other elements of space. Coupled with this we created a video/audio piece integrating the development of the painting and data provided by the university along with raw audio recordings and predictions of the Gravitational Wave signals. Jason and I worked together to produce the music on the video combining the raw audio with 'spoken word' narrations about the new discovery and beats to tie all the visual and audio together.
Michael Bishop published the blog to announce the long awaited opening of the ‘Rest Room’ and the painting was unveiled on the 25th November. Matt Griffin Head of School, Stephen Eales, Mark Hannam and myself gave a short speeches to a crowded room and then the blue paper covering the artwork was torn off to be unveiled, it was a fantastic evening.
Micheal Bishop spread the news and Physics World created an article too and he also contacted Lisa Gibson Production Editor, CERN Courier who then contacted me to express that CERN Courier would like to use the image to accompany an article in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue. Well I must say this is a wonderful honour and I so very glad that people all over the world can enjoy this art inspired by one of the most impressive discovery of the decade.
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Up Coming commissions-
'The interconnection between particle physics and cosmology' for UCL
'New Signals- exploring macro and micro structure of the brain' for CUBRIC.
2017 is going to be a busy year for Art and Science.
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