19 May 2021
Help, it’s 1,000 trillion degrees in here! The Big Bang artwork that makes scientists cry
Stuart Jeffries writes about Semiconductor's HALO at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.
Jarman says Cern scientists have welled up on stepping into Halo, apparently perceiving in it a simulation of the elegance they find in equations and theories. “For me,” says Professor Antonella De Santo, the Sussex University physicist involved in the project, “this is the first time I have sensed the scientific beauty I experience in my career in artistic form.” She tells me she stood at the centre of Halo with her eyes closed and felt she heard the rhythm of matter formation expressed as sound.