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sábado, 10 de noviembre de 2012

Discovering the Higgs through Physics, Dance and Photography


I am pleased to inform, that The Arts Council of Greater New Haven has chosen our project ¨Discovering the Higgs through Physics, Dance and Photography¨, as one of the seven chosen to receive funding as part of Reintegrate: Enhancing Collaborations in the Arts & Sciences.

The Project´s team is formed by Sarah Demers (Physics - Assistant professor, Physics Department at Yale University ), Emily Coates (Dance . Director of the dance studies curriculum at Yale University) and Kike Calvo (Photography).




The recent discovery of a particle that is consistent with the Higgs boson has resulted in considerable interest among the general public. The last of the predicted particles within the standard model of particle physics, the Higgs is the mechanism responsible for the mass of subatomic particles.

Our Reintegrate project will translate the details of the Higgs boson discovery into a series of precisely choreographed visual images. By translating potentially the greatest breakthrough in particle physics in the 21st century through the intersecting artistic mediums of photography and dance, we will investigate the problem and benefits of communication across three disciplines that weigh heavily toward the non-verbal articulation of ideas.

The Team:

Sarah Demers (Physics) is a particle physicist and an assistant professor in the Physics Department at Yale University. As a member of the International ATLAS Collaboration, she uses data from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland in her research on elementary particles and the forces that govern their interactions. Professor Demers received a bachelor’s degree in physics from Harvard University and her Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. She is on the executive committee of the users organization that represents the 1000+ American physicists whose research is based at CERN. In 2011 she received an Early Career Award from the Department of Energy for her work at ATLAS.

Emily Coates (Dance) has directed the dance studies curriculum at Yale University since its inception in 2006. From 2006 to 2012, she also served as the artistic director of the World Performance Project at Yale, a performance research initiative established to draw artists and scholars into dialogue. A dancer, choreographer, writer, and researcher, her work assumes a variety of formats, often through interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collaboration.

Kike Calvo (Photography) is an award-winning photographer, bilingual journalist and author, represented by National Geographic Stock. A National Geographic Expert with an emphasis in Latin America, he specializes in environmental and cultural documentary. His editorial and personal work have been exhibited and collected internationally. A freelancer for the New York Times, with a strong interdisciplinary background in Economics, International Affairs and Environment, Kike continues his education by teaching photography at workshops, seminars and lectures around the world.

To learn more about the Higgs:

¨God particle¨Found?  "Historic Milestone" From Higgs Boson Hunters

Discovery News: Particle ´consistent´with Higgs Boson Discovered





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