CURRENT EXHIBITION: Curves of Infinite Order, Physics based artwork by Jody Rasch at Fermilab's Art Gallery

CURRENT EXHIBITION: Curves of Infinite Order, Physics based artwork by Jody Rasch at Fermilab's Art Gallery

On display virtually May 3 - August 13, 2021

“I had always been interested in science, particularly physics, and read a lot about relativity and particle physics. The realm of particle physics is like discovering a new philosophy.  Particles can be everywhere at once and can both be waves or particles, depending on how we observe them.  In particle physics, nothing is certain. Physics tries to answer the big questions on the nature of the universe. I wanted to find a way to represent these concepts in my art. Some of the images I use are of bubble chambers, where atoms are broken down into subatomic particles, each with its own mass and charge, which make different paths in the bubble chamber. I try to incorporate these themes into the images by using phrases from particle physics such as “User Created Reality” or formulas such as the one for Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle. The patterns are beautiful, and seem like abstract patterns if one didn’t know what the subject matter is."

- Jody Rasch

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