What does the Higgs Boson look like? That’s a question, many people around the world would like to know. Artist Josef Kristofoletti now got the great honour to paint a part of the world’s largest particle physics laboratory, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)! Commissioned by the ATLAS Experiment at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, Kristofoletti painted a three story tall mural on the side of the ATLAS control room directly above the detector, near the Swiss-French border outside of Geneva…
This project was inspired by the same questions that the physicists at CERN are trying to answer; where did we come from, what does it mean to be human, and what is our place in the universe. The artist worked closely on location with physicists at CERN over the course of a year to create the mural. It depicts the artist’s interpretation of what the Higgs boson might look like.
Quite technical this Higgs Boson mural, but nonetheless it’s a nice idea to beautify some of these plain grey science walls!