Nov 4 – 8, 2019
Adelaide Convention Centre
Australia/Adelaide timezone

Fluidic Data: When Art Meets CERN, Data Flows

Nov 5, 2019, 12:00 PM
Riverbank R1 (Adelaide Convention Centre)

Riverbank R1

Adelaide Convention Centre

Oral Track 8 – Collaboration, Education, Training and Outreach Track 8 – Collaboration, Education, Training and Outreach


Julien Leduc (CERN)


Fluidic Data is a floor-to-ceiling installation spanning the four levels of the CERN Data Centre stairwell. It utilizes the interplay of water and light to visualize the magnitude and flow of information coming from the four major LHC experiments. The installation consists of an array of transparent hoses that house colored fluid, symbolizing the data of each experiment, surrounded by a collection of diffractive "pods" representing the particles pivotal to each experiment. The organic fusion of art and science engenders a meditative environment, allowing the visitor time for reflection and curiosity.

The Fluidic Data installation is a cross department collaboration that incorporates materials and techniques used in the construction of the LHC and its experiments. The project brings together artists, engineers, science communicators and physicists with a common goal of communicating CERN's research and resources. The success of this collaboration exemplifies the effectiveness of working in diverse teams, both intellectually and culturally, to accomplish unique projects.

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Primary authors

Stephane Berry (CERN) Johan Sebastian Bonilla (University of Oregon (US)) Agnes Chavez Laurent Deparis (CERN) Melissa Gaillard (CERN) Marco Garlasche (CERN) Dr Umut Kose (Universita e INFN, Bologna (IT)) Julien Leduc (CERN) Mayank Sharma (CERN) Harri Toivonen (Helsinki University of Technology (FI)) Oliver Michael Keller (CERN, Université de Genève (CH)) Esra Ozcesmeci (Ankara University (TR))

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