4, December, 2013
Helen Friel - “Here’s Looking at Euclid” (paper sculptures of mathematician Oliver Byrne’s illustrations of Euclid’s Elements, 2012)
Byrne’s illustrated Euclid is one of my favorite vintage science reads (you can leaf through it online for free!) and the fact that the Mondrain-esque artwork has been made into paper sculptures makes me happier than I can verbalize.
3, December, 2013
CMS presents evidence for Higgs decays to fermions
At a seminar held at CERN this morning, the CMS collaboration presented several measurements of the properties of the Higgs boson discovered in July 2012. CMS showed for the first time strong evidence for the decay of Higgs bosons into fermions, corroborating CMS results shown earlier this year. CMS physicists have now measured the decay of the Higgs to pairs of bottom (b) quarks and pairs of tau (τ) leptons with a combined significance of 4.0 σ as compared to 3.4 σ previously. This significance means that the probability of a false positive is estimated to be only about one in 16,000.
The decay to fermions of the particle with a mass of around 125 GeVdiscovered last year is an important confirmation that it behaves like the Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson. Since its discovery by CMS and ATLAS, both collaborations have studied its properties carefully, confirming, for example, that the particle is in fact a Higgs boson.
30, November, 2013
Malcolm McDowell and Stanley Kubrick on the set of A Clockwork Orange (1971)
11, November, 2013
Illustrated Cynicism by Eduardo Salles
10, November, 2013
Filip Dujardin (b.1971, Belgium) - Fictions
Working with a set of photos of real buildings in and around Ghent, Belgium, and using digital collaging techniques, the photographer Filip Dujardin created a mind-dazzling collection of structurally impossible architecture photographs entitled “Fictions”. Filip Dujardin studied history of art at the University of Ghent, specializing in architecture and now works as an independent photographer. His work on this project expresses the intricacy of architecture while pushing the limits of reality well beyond the immediate visual effect. Transforming existing buildings into fictional structures, Filip took out details and added some unusual ones instead. (source: Freshome)
[more Filip Dujardin | artist found at from89]
6, November, 2013
I am definitely going to visit this
New planetarium show lights up the dark
The latest planetarium show at the Hayden Planetarium, located in the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, doesn’t focus on what we can see—the stars, planets, nebulae and moons known to amateur star gazers the world over. It shows what we can’t see, and it uses rigorous science in the form of computer simulations to do it.
31, October, 2013
LEGO Microscope MkII, by Carl Merriam / via LEGO Express
25, October, 2013
Beautiful snowflakes photographed by Sergey Kichigin
Sergey Kichiginis an award-winning photographer from Volodga, Russia his repertoire ranging from lifestyle to landscape and animal photography. He mostly uses manual lenses when shooting and as of late he is especially interested in micro-photography of snowflakes and ice crystals. Sergey’s photos offer an intimate view of snowflakes exposed for what they really are — a wonder of magic and ice.
visit his 500px page, or check out more on his website
23, October, 2013
glovaskicom: Mechanism #44, pencil, oil and wax, 30x22, Glovaski 2013