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It’s not too early to think about the upcoming Employee Art Show! Submit intent application – before Dec. 23. Intent application can be found online. Drop artwork – Jan. 8, 2020, 8-10 a.m. On display – Jan. 10-March 13, 2020 Reception – Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, 5-7 p.m. Pick up artwork – March 16, 8-10 a.m.

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Reidar Hahn

After 32 years as Fermilab’s staff photographer, Reidar Hahn is retiring – and saying farewell with a final collection of photos in Fermilab’s art gallery. The exhibit will run from Nov. 6, 2019, to Jan. 3, 2020, with a free artist’s reception on Nov. 8.

Join us today in the Art Gallery at noon for a Gallery Talk by Shanthi Chandrasekar and at 5-7pm for the Opening Reception of Cosmic Design. Chandrasekar states, “Curiosity has been my driving force, leading me to ask questions about everything around me. This has led to my constant exploration and experimentation of ideas and thoughts based on scientific and philosophical enquiry. Combining scientific facts and theories with my wild imagination has been fruitful in creating artwork that questions our…

From SDPB Radio’s “In the Moment: Innovation,” July 26, 2019: In this 7-minute radio piece, Fermilab 2018 artist-in-residence Adam Nadel talks about a musical composition he wrote based on neutrino experiment data. When neutrinos interact with other particles inside an argon detector, those interactions are recorded by thousands of thin wires. Nadel transcribed the wire over time onto a musical score.

In the world of particle physics, scientists work with tiny, invisible particles, tracking their collisions and interactions with one another. But what if you could render them as music? What would these songs of the subatomic sound like? Adam Nadel, Fermilab’s 2018 artist-in-residence, worked with scientists at Fermilab and set out to do just that. Read on to hear his music.