Re-attaching Physics to the World We Experience

TRIUMF: Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics
Vancouver BC

Hidden behind a dark curtain in the lobby of TRIUMF particle physics laboratory at UBC, Vancouver BC, gamma rays fall onto supercooled, supersaturated alcohol vapour and leave behind fleeting glimpses of their passing. Electrons and muons create long thin trails of white, while decaying radons make waves of white foam that resemble the shells left behind on the sea shore after a storm. Like the ocean waves, the fall of the rays is constant and timeless.





This work has subsequently appeared in the following exhibitions:
Art and Science Collide, at Telus World of Science, Vancouver, BC
Year of Science Conference, Victoria, BC
TRIUMF Rotating Art Exhibit, at TRIUMF: Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics, Vancouver, BC
Black Holes and Other Transformations, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University for Art + Design, Vancouver, BC

The work is now in the TRIUMF Permanent Collection.

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