By Lisa Pettibone, studying MA Art and Science
On November 28, over 100 people gathered in a Central Saint Martins lecture theatre to mark another stage of the MA Art and Science (MAAS) students’ involvement with CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research). The Imagining CERN seminar and exhibition was organised to present an often difficult-to-explain message – that particle physics and creativity can mix in stunning and surprising ways. Invited guest rapper Consensus hammered out his attraction to CERN CMS detector, physicist Gavin Hesketh sharpened our wits with his subatomic wisdom, and five art students transcended visual language to describe their personal encounters with the most famous science experiment in the world. In the capacious entrance windows outside, the realisation of their creative responses drew a dazzled and curious crowd after the event.