Register for an account

X

Enter your name and email address below.

Your email address is used to log in and will not be shared or sold. Read our privacy policy.

X

Website access code

Enter your access code into the form field below.

If you are a Zinio, Nook, Kindle, Apple, or Google Play subscriber, you can enter your website access code to gain subscriber access. Your website access code is located in the upper right corner of the Table of Contents page of your digital edition.

The Sciences

Particle Physics, Meet Crafting: The Large Hadron Collider Quilts

80beatsBy Veronique GreenwoodMarch 5, 2012 10:20 PM

Newsletter

Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news

Hadron4-square1.jpg

Four years ago, artist Kate Findlay was reading an article about the Large Hadron Collider. When she saw photographs of the collider's experiments, she, like many others since the project began, was struck by their beauty. But unlike most particle physics spectators, she set out to make art from them

---using cloth. "The LHC is a remarkably beautiful machine. Its symmetry, the repeating motifs, [and] the colors were all things that I was drawn to--for any textile artist, pattern and color are top of the list and the LHC has all these!" she told PopSci in an interview

last week. To see more of her quilts, check out this gallery

accompanying the interview, or visit her site

.

Image courtesy of Kate Findlay

2 Free Articles Left

Want it all? Get unlimited access when you subscribe.

Subscribe

Already a subscriber? Register or Log In

Want unlimited access?

Subscribe today and save 70%

Subscribe

Already a subscriber? Register or Log In