Today, my “Teilchenjäger” (particle hunter) profile at Weltmaschine.de went public. Weltmaschine is the public face of the German Large Hadron Collider (LHC) community. Besides the public website, they develop permanent as well as travelling exhibitions, and once in a while also write up pieces about LHC scientists working in Germany ;P
May I present ‘Colliding Colour’.
A little art project, inspired by particle physics collisions, that I have been fiddling around with for a while now. Here you can see “Collision #7”, one of the results of the current setup.
Just like in a collision in the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, particles of colour collide at high energy and create a seemingly chaotic pattern in the detector. Admittedly, the energies are nowhere near those at the LHC and unlike in (real) high-energy collisions the outgoing ‘particles’ are still those that went into the collision, but yet there is a few commonalities. It is also coloured particles that collide in the LHC and the conservation of energy and momentum holds also in the Colliding Colours setup (even on a classical level).
You can find a making-of video for ‘Collision #8’ on YouTube.