Though physics and art as disciplines may seem light years apart, physics concepts can sometimes inspire art, while art can sometimes
convey physics concepts better than any mathematical equation.
Consequently, collaboration between artists/designers and physicists can lead to beautiful art, as well as innovative methods of education.
The following are a few of such interdisciplinary projects that our faculty have been involved in.
In some cases, the physicist is also the artist.
During the Spring 2010 semester,
Prof. Yonsenia White of
the School of Visual Arts invited
Prof. Djordje Minic to her ART 3554: "Fiber Arts" course
for a guest lecture on String Theory. The students turned the inspirations they received from Prof. Minic's
lecture into creative pieces of art using various types of string.
The resulting masterpieces were exhibited at the XYZ Gallery in downtown Blacksburg, March 17-24, 2010.
Please follow the above link for details and photographs.