Curiosity Cabinet of Particle Physics • Editorial Science Illustration • Symmetry Magazine • 2022

A bit like an antique cabinet of curiosities, the Standard Model of particle physics is meticulously organized — each particle in its designated place.

But what happens if one doesn’t fit?

Read the article: https://tinyurl.com/SM-Wboson-0522

A bit like an antique cabinet of curiosities, the Standard Model of particle physics is meticulously organized — each particle in its designated place.

But what happens if one doesn’t fit?

Read the article: https://tinyurl.com/SM-Wboson-0522

No rays

No rays

Spot: “No two of the 10 measurements scientists have made of the W boson mass have been the same. This doesn’t surprise [physics professor Ashutosh] Kotwal, who likens measuring the mass of a particle to cooking his favorite dish…”

Spot: “No two of the 10 measurements scientists have made of the W boson mass have been the same. This doesn’t surprise [physics professor Ashutosh] Kotwal, who likens measuring the mass of a particle to cooking his favorite dish…”

Editorial science illustrations for Symmetry Magazine via Sandbox Studio: "What’s up with the W boson mass?": https://tinyurl.com/SM-Wboson-0522. “The CDF experiment at Fermilab measured the mass of the W boson and came up with an answer that no one expected.”

I reimagined the Standard Model in the form of an antique curiosity cabinet (or “ wunderkammer “) with particles neatly arranged, held in place by cloches. The W boson — too massive and fast — has just broken out of its bell jar.

Particle physics is one of my favorite topics to learn & create visuals about. Big thanks to Michael at Sandbox Studio!

All elements sculpted in ZBrush & particles hand-painted.

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