Two art events showcase Fermilab science

Artist Meghan Moe Beitiks, part of whose work is shown above, will join Fermilab physicist Sam Zeller and Fermilab docent Anne Mary Teichert in a discussion on Feb. 24 in Chicago on Fermilab research. Photo: Georgia Schwender, OC

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago will host a discussion on neutrino research at Fermilab as part of its Conversations on Art and Science event series on Feb. 24. The discussion takes place at 4:30 p.m. at the LeRoy Neiman Center in Chicago.

The event, titled “Colliding Art and Science,” features Fermilab physicist Sam Zeller, Fermilab docent Anne Mary Teichert and artist Meghan Moe Beitiks, who recently opened her own art exhibit on Fermilab’s research.

A second art event at Water Street Studios in Batavia also features particle physics research as part of the Science&Art@School program. In preparation for the exhibit "Imagining Physics: Art Inspired by Fermilab," 18 students from four nearby high schools and their art teachers toured the laboratory. They then met with their peers and with artist-mentors over two weeks to develop ideas into works of art.

Science&Art@School is part of the Art@CMS initiative, which brought Fermilab the current art exhibit on the CMS experiment and is a collaborative effort with CERN and physicist and photographer Michael Hoch.

You can see the results of the students’ efforts at Water Street Studios from Feb. 28-March 14. An artist reception will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Students create paintings at Water Street Studios for the exhibit “Imagining Physics: Art Inspired by Fermilab.” Photo: Georgia Schwender, OC