Neutrino – Art – Engagement in London
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A friend (thanks, Richard!) has just sent me an article about a London-based art installation on neutrinos called ‘Super K Sonic Booooum’ that was exhibited at Shunt, inside London Bridge Station, in November. Inspired by the Japanese neutrino observatory Super-Kamiokande, the artwork by Nelly Ben Hayoun seeks to engage non-scientists with, as the article calls it, ‘arid, hard-core physics’. Arid it is definitely not, considering the amount of water that was used to illustrate the ‘sonic boom’, an analogy for the process when a neutrino interacts with an electron.
This sounds like a pretty amazing idea! As I travel through there at least once a week, how could I have missed that?! Anyway, according to the article, the artist is giving a talk in London on 11 February 2010. While this sounds like another chance to make up for this missed opportunity, there is one hitch: you have to be a member of this ‘design futurist’ group called ‘Alter Futures’ which has a ‘by invitation only’ membership policy. Hmh… well, if you hear of another way of attending this talk, please let me know!