Neutrino Cerenkov Light 2
Abstract art uses the capacity of the artist mind’s eye to depict a reality that cannot be seen.
The neutrino is a sub-atomic particle that was discovered in the 1930s. Created in the Sun, trillions of neutrinos are passing through each of us right now.
The neutrino was proven to exist in 1956 and found to be faster than light in water. When a neutrino particle passing through very pure water hits an electron particle, it causes a burst of blue light called Cerenkov radiation. My oil paintings depict the effect of this phenomenon.
Several paintings of this series were exhibited in a solo exhibition at the NuFact 2012 Conference, International Workshop on Neutrino Factories, Super Beams and Beta Beams, at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.