Who: Ariane Koek, Arts@CERN Program Director
Place: Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC).Paseo Manuel de Lardizabal, 4, Donostia
Date: Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 12:00
Take the Large Hadron Collider - the world's largest machine, a collaboration 11000+ particle physicists from 680 institutions from 100 countries around and world - and you have CERN. The famous laboratory for particle physics outside Geneva that in 2012 announced the discovery of the Higgs Boson thanks to the collisions in its collider. So why should this laboratory known for colliding particles be now also colliding arts and science with its first official arts programme? What is the arts programme? And how does an arts programme exist in a culture who's focus and passion is science and technology?
Ariane Koek who initated the arts programme at CERN, and went on to create, curate and direct the Arts@CERN, gives you her insider's guide to these questions and how CERN has become a fundamental research centre for artists as well as scientists.
Here are the Arts@CERN links:
Ariane Koek's personal accounts