Art@CMS is an education and outreach initiative of the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics.
Art@CMS seeks to act as an inspiring springboard for engaging the public in general, and youth in particular, in the excitement of scientific research in High Energy Physics (HEP). It thus aims to promote a long-lasting dialogue between the LHC scientific community, the art world and educational communities for a greater appreciation and understanding of particle physics research and its contribution to society.
Underpinned by a strong belief in ‘thinking globally and acting locally’, we have set up school based projects and art collaborations with a common goal: to reach out and speak to new and larger audiences via multiple and participatory channels, different from those traditionally used for scientific outreach events, by fostering creative synergies between scientists, students, educators and artists from around the world.
2014-02-12, by Achille Petrilli