We’re getting ready for our field trip to Fermilab, which happens next Wednesday. Our field trip also includes a walk through the Fermilab Art Gallery; the On that Note visualization of music exhibition is currently on display in the gallery. One of the purposes of this field trip is to explore meaningful connections between the arts and science.
Chicago Kaleidoscopes looks at key aspects of Chicago’s identity via creative writing, and one aspect of this city is the scientific research that happens in the Chicago area. Italian born physicist Enrico Fermi taught at the University of Chicago; in 1942 Fermi created the first controlled nuclear reaction at UC.
Really looking forward to this field trip!
- “Dancing Physics and Society: The Matter of Origins” by OIivia Fermi (On the Neutron Trail)
- “Emily Dickinson and the Science of Poetry” by Jennifer Harbster (Library of Congress)
- Fermi’s Piano Tuner Problem (NASA)
- “Gallery: Charles Jencks — The Garden of Cosmic Speculation” by Katie Yurkewicz (Symmetry: Dimensions of Particle Physics)
- “The Garden of Cosmic Speculation” (CERN – Large Hadron Collider Podcast)
- “New Online Magazine Bridges the Divide Between Art and Science” by Allison Meier (Hyperallergic)
- Nobel Prize in Physics Award Ceremony Speech by Enrico Fermi (1938)
- SciArt in America
- STEM to STEAM
- “What’s an Artist Doing at Fermilab?” by Kalliopi Monoyios (Scientific American)
- “When I Heard the Learned Astronomer” by Walt Whitman (poets.org)