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.

From The Beacon-News, Jan. 24, 2019: Isaac Facio, a textiles specialist at the Art Institute of Chicago, has been selected as Fermilab’s artist-in-residence for 2019. Facio draws on his background in textiles engineering and conservation to approach questions about the universe.

Facio uses woven textiles to recreate the structure of the cosmos from astrophysical data. A textiles conservator at the Art Institute of Chicago, he sees parallels between an artist’s and a scientist’s work. Facio will be the fifth artist in the residency program, which Fermilab started in 2014.

From The Physics Teacher, Aug. 20, 2018: Fermilab 2014-15 artist-in-residence Lindsay Olson and Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln tell the story of how they came to collaborate and generate creative art that can interest the public about some of the most exciting and mind-blowing science.

From Sciart Magazine, February 2018: Jim Jenkins, Fermilab artist-in-residence for 2017, shares thoughts on his residency. “[Fermilab] is first and foremost a place of thought. I find the blending of the intensely focused intellects and their pursuit of the elusive foundations of our reality stimulating and meditative simultaneously.” Subscription required: SciArtSubscriber467

From WDCB’s First Light, Jan. 21, 2018: Fermilab’s 2017 artist-in-residence Jim Jenkins discusses a number of his pieces, now on display in the Fermilab Art Gallery, including his snowflake detector. Director Nigel Lockyer and Curator Georgia Schwender talk about the importance of art to understanding science.