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CMS - The Art of Science

Michael Hoch
Daniel Denegri
François Englert
Stephen Preece
Ian Shipsey
Mick Storr
27 x 27 cm, 168 pages, 921 photos
English
Hardcover, bound in linen,
„French Fold“-jacket
ISBN 978-3-903101-04-3
March 2016

CMS - The Art of Science

CMS (the Compact Muon Solenoid Experiment) is a scientific apparatus five stories high and 25 m in length, which measures the sub-atomic fragments of the Large Hadron Collider’s (LHC) collisions at CERN to unravel the laws of nature in its tiniest components. In this sense, CMS and LHC form the largest and strongest microscope on earth ever created by man. Michael Hoch takes advantage of his privileged position as scientist and artist ‘at the heart of the experiment’ to get as close to the essence and aesthetics of this machine as only someone with this dual approach can. The Art of Science is also a tribute to the 10.000+ men and women – technicians, scientists and engineers – who made this modern marvel possible. An extraordinary visual document, with specialist texts by four of Michael Hoch’s colleagues and a foreword by François Englert, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Physics and co-discoverer of the Higgs boson.

Authors

Daniel Denegri

is a Franco-Croatian physicist. He is one of the founding fathers of CMS and was CMS physics coordinator for 14 years. He was for many years research director at the department of particle physics at CEA Saclay in France. He was a member of the UA1 collaboration at CERN that discovered the W and Z bosons for which Carlo Rubbia and Simon van der Meer shared the Nobel Prize in 1984. Prof. Denegri is organizer of many scientific conferences and is a respected expert on ancient and scientific history.

François Englert

is a Belgian theoretical physicist and was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics together with Peter Higgs for the discovery of the Brout-Englert-Higgs (BEH) mechanism. He is Professor Emeritus at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) where he is member of the Service de Physique Théorique. He is also a Sackler Professor by Special Appointment in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Tel Aviv University and a member of the Institute for Quantum Studies at Chapman University in California. He has made contributions in statistical physics, quantum field theory, cosmology, string theory and supergravity.

Ian Shipsey

is an British-American particle physicist. He builds silicon cameras that view the Universe in new ways: a recent image was the Higgs Boson. A member of CMS (2001-2014), CMS Collaboration Board Chair in 2013, and part of the team that built the CMS silicon pixel camera, he is now Professor and Head of Particle Physics at Oxford University. An ATLAS member since 2015, he studies the Higgs and helps build the pixel camera for the mid-2020’s LHC upgrade, and a camera for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. Silicon helps us see. It also helps us hear. Ian is profoundly deaf; a cochlear implant restored his hearing in 2003.

Michael Hoch

is an Austrian born scientist, photographer, artist and founder of art@CMS. He studied applied physics as well as physics and sports education in Vienna. After his PhD on particle physics at CERN he worked for the ALICE and CMS experiments. During this time he used his unique position and access to photograph these scientific instruments from an artistic viewpoint and created out of these photos art installations and photo collages depicting various scientific topics. His artworks have been presented in multiple solo and group exhibitions in Europe and the US. Extending his own works he founded art@CMS, a project to generate an interdisciplinary dialogue between the science community, artists, art institutions as well as educators, students and the general public.

Mick Storr

is a British physicist and educational specialist and worked as physicist at CERN on various scientific projects. Co-founder of the CERN Physics Teacher Programme and former head of the CERN Visits Service. Now Honorary Fellow of the Universities of Birmingham and Brunel. Networking and educational advisor for the art@CMS project and associated activities.

Stephen Preece

is a British-Swiss artist and art teacher based in Geneva. His career objective as a teacher has been to provide a platform for individual learners to become comfortable with and take confidence from self, whilst recognizing their responsibilities beyond self. He co-founded ALLMINDS, a platform for coaching and developing learning which fosters 21st Century learning skills such as critical and creative thinking, innovation and creativity.