Artists and Physicists Working Side by Side

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Artists and Physicists Working Side by Side

CERN, the European Center for Nuclear Science is a  research organization that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. Back in 2011 they started their popular program that allows artists from around the world to apply for their residency program. "We believe that particle physics and the arts are inextricably linked: both are ways to explore our existence – what it is to be human and our place in the universe," explained the program's director, Ariane Koek, at the time. "The two fields are natural creative partners for innovation in the 21st century." The program pairs artists with scientists from across various fields of study. The program's first participant was the artist Julius von Bismarck, who CERN paired with the - who studies everything from dark matter to the notion of extra dimensions. The pair came up with some incredible designs. The program seeks to foster new adaptive designs and unexpected ideas. Since its founding in 2011, the program has expanded and other countries are getting involved in the program. It is a great example of how art and science co-exist harmoniously.

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