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Art, Science, and the Elegant Universe

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Emporium Wicker Park

1366 North Milwaukee Avenue

Chicago, IL 60622

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Join C2ST at Emporium Wicker Park for a discussion on how art and physics complement one another and to enjoy some great beer and games!

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“Scientists and artists both thrive on uncertainty and a sense of adventure.” These two ideas have inspired Lindsay Olson during her residency at Fermilab. Working with Fermilab scientists, like Dr. Kirsty Duffy, she created a body of work about the Standard Model, neutrino research, and the CMS experiment at CERN.

Kirsty, will talk about the neutrino, the universe’s weirdest particle. She will share her excitement about the research she is doing at Fermilab with hundreds (or thousands!) of scientists from around the world, and try to explain why she and so many people have dedicated their lives to understanding a particle that can’t even be seen. Lindsay will talk about the impact of working collaboratively with scientists and using what she learns to create art that helps others understand science. She will share how her projects evolved and changed not only how she made art but how she views her role as an artist in the wider community.

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2020, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Emporium Wicker Park, 1366 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622.

This event is free to attend and seating will be first come, first served.

Parking and Transportation:

Emporium Wicker Park is easily accessible by CTA Blue Line Trains at the Division and Damen stops. For detailed travel information visit www.transitchicago.com or call the Travel Information Center at 1-888-YOUR-CTA or 1-888-CTA-TTY1 (TTY).

Paid parking lots and street parking are available around the venue.

Featured Guests:

Lindsay Olson

Lindsay’s artistic practice grows out of an intense curiosity about the ways our society is supported by science and technology. She has worked as Fermi National Accelerator’s first artist in residence, with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, the Field Museum and the Chicago Botanic Garden. She recently worked with scientists aboard the RV Endeavor for three weeks to learn about the ocean soundscape. Lindsay's work will be shown in June at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Her work is currently touring in Europe and the US and can be seen at many science outreach events. Lindsay teaches textiles at Columbia College Chicago.

Kirsty Duffy, PhD

Dr. Kirsty Duffy is a physicist at Fermilab, the largest particle accelerator lab in the USA. She studies neutrinos, tiny particles that make up most of our universe but we know very little about. Originally from the North-East of England, Kirsty earned her degree and PhD at the University of Oxford, where she worked on an experiment in Japan trying to understand whether neutrinos could explain why we have a universe made of matter instead of antimatter. Kirsty has been in the US since August 2017 and is having a great time trying to see as much of the country as possible in between research. When she's not working, Kirsty can be found singing karaoke, drinking wine, running, catching up with friends, or accidentally ordering chips when she wanted fries.

Notice: As a guest of Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST), you agree to be photographed, videotaped, or filmed and grant C2ST permission to put the finished footage/photography to any uses that it may deem proper including marketing, advertising (print, radio, and television) and PR-related activities.

We are dedicated to providing an inclusive environment for everyone. Please respect diversity in individuals and in cultures.

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