Saturday visit to Fermilab

Have a Saturday morning to spare in the next few months? If so, and in case you missed the recent Colloquium or opening reception on the current Fermilab Art Gallery exhibit, consider taking a tour of the latest show, “Neutrinos in a New Light.”

There are spots available on the three upcoming Saturday tours, scheduled for Jan. 14, Feb. 8 and March 11, 2017.

The first of the tours took place on Dec. 10. Anne Mary Teichert of the Office of Education and Outreach led the 25 attendees around the exhibit. Georgia Schwender and Kurt Riesselmann demonstrated the virtual reality tour of the MicroBooNE detector. Completing the neutrino theme, docent Paula Mytych took participants to ROC West to see where scientists monitor the experiments.

Attendees said they very much enjoyed the exhibit and seeing particle physics in a new say — and up close.

The artists, Ellen Sandor and her (art)n team, are perhaps best known as the inventors of a new artistic medium called PHSColograms. These three-dimensional pieces combine photography, holography, sculpture and computer graphics to create immersive experiences, and Sandor and her team have used this technique to visualize particle interactions.

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Anne Mary Teichert, in the background, gives a tour of the work of Fermilab artist-in-residence Ellen Sandor and her (art)n team.

Anne Mary Teichert, in the background, gives a tour of the work of Fermilab artist-in-residence Ellen Sandor and her (art)n team. Photo: Georgia Schwender