Alexander KISH (BY/CH)
Scientist in Residency with Voldemārs JOHANSONS
My research in the last decade has been dedicated to answering such fundamental questions in modern physics as the nature and properties of dark matter and neutrino particles.
Why should art and science work together?
"It might sound strange, but I think that science is art in itself. We can see this in the patterns surrounding us and in mathematical formulas describing various phenomena.
Probably not obvious to outsider, but there is a great deal of aesthetics going into design of scientific apparata and experimental installations.
However, I also sense that to explain this absolute beauty to others, especially those without special knowledge, and simplicity that comes with the latter, is a challenge.
A very basic example is the main topic of my research in the last decade - Dark Matter searches: we know that it exists, but it is invisible and we do not know what exactly it is. Still, we use computer simulations and artistic renderings to somehow represent it, as well as to describe the possible concepts of measurements and data analysis."