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The Fermi LAT collaboration meets at CERN

On 29 March, during the Fermi LAT collaboration meeting at CERN, an open day will be held in CERN’s Main Auditorium

The Fermi LAT (Large Area Telescope) collaboration will be holding its 2017 Spring Meeting at CERN from 27 to 30 March. 

The programme includes a full day of public scientific, outreach and art projects on 29 March in CERN’s Main Auditorium, designed to promote scientific and cultural collaboration with CERN users interested in learning more about the LAT, one of the instruments aboard the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (often known simply as Fermi). 

Over the course of the day, scientists will present results from Fermi and from CERN’s experimental and theoretical groups active in dark matter searches and the study of cosmic rays. 

At 7 p.m., the collaboration will present the Blazing Quasi-Stellar Object, a multimedia work by Italian artist Luca Pozzi and curated by the Francesco Urbano Ragazzi duo. The work is structured as a lecture-performance featuring visual animations. Pozzi has a profound fascination for the scientific ideas underlying modern multimessenger astrophysics and feeds his inspiration through a continuous dialogue with scientists. Pozzi will deliver his lecture on Tiziano’s painting Bacco e Arianna and will guide the audience in an analysis of this late Renaissance masterpiece focusing on the complex stratifications connecting this painting to the frontiers of multimessenger astrophysics.

All attendees of the meeting will receive a 3D animated screen saver, The Big Jump Theory, designed by the artist and expressing an imaginary theory inspired by quantum gravity, gravitational waves and the gamma-ray sky as seen by Fermi. 

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