(art)n Artists: 

Ellen Sandor, Chris Kemp, and Diana Torres

Collaborative Artists: 

Jennifer Raaf, Sam Zeller, Thomas Junk and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Special Thanks Georgia Schwender, Kurt Riesselmann, and Anne Mary Teichert


Virtual Photograph/Digital PHSCologram Sculpture


Duratrans, Kodalth, Plexiglas


Neutrinos in a New Light: Selected Works of Art & Science, Fermilab Art Gallery, Batavia, IL, December 2, 2016-March 17, 2017: Exhibition Catalogue.




Although still off in the not too distant future, scientists believe it is theoretically possible that eventually we will be able to send neutrinos through the entire earth in a binary code pattern to be deciphered on the other side. Neutrinos can pass through matter including the Earth. Scientists have already sent neutrinos through the earth in binary code and detected them after they traveled a short distance. If they can gure out a way of doing this on a larger scale, they could send neutrinos of a certain signature through the planet to be picked up with detectors on the other side, where the binary data would be an- alyzed to decipher the message. This would be a much more secure form of data transfer as opposed to beaming data around the Earth via satellites.

These innovative ideas are represented in a two-sided PHSCologram sculpture with 3D-printed digital ones and zeros attached to the sculpture’s sides to add a further element of three-dimensionality.