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Brief Published: 19 Apr 2012

Milan: Handmade Particle Accelerator

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UK product designer Patrick Stevenson-Keating has created the world’s first handcrafted particle accelerator made from hand-blown glass.

Like a miniature version of the Large Hadron Collider – created by Swiss nuclear research organisation CERN – the Handmade Particle Accelerator fires a stream of electrons through a vacuum inside a glass bulb, before they collide with a phosphorous screen – creating a delicate purple glow.

The accelerator builds on Stevenson-Keating’s previous projects to communicate and illustrate complex science to the public. The project was commissioned by Super/Collider – a London-based non-profit agency that investigates science through art – as part of Hacked Milan, a fringe event at Milan Design Week 2012 that celebrates rebellious creativity.

Milan Design Week runs from April 17-22 2012. Look out for full Stylus coverage.

Patrick Stevenson-Keating 

Super/Collider 

Hacked Milan 

Photo: Alice Masters

UK product designer Patrick Stevenson-Keating has created the world’s first handcrafted particle accelerator made from hand-blown glass.

 

Like a miniature version of the Large Hadron Collider – created by Swiss nuclear research organisation CERN – the Handmade Particle Accelerator fires a stream of electrons through a vacuum inside a glass bulb, before they collide with a phosphorous screen – creating a delicate purple glow.

 

The accelerator builds on Stevenson-Keating’s previous projects to communicate and illustrate complex science to the public. The project was commissioned by Super/Collider – a London-based non-profit agency that investigates science through art – as part of Hacked Milan, a fringe event at Milan Design Week 2012 that celebrates rebellious creativity. 

 

Milan Design Week runs from April 17-22 2012. Look out for full Stylus coverage.

 

Patrick Stevenson-Keating http://pstevensonkeating.co.uk/

Super/Collider http://www.super-collider.com

Hacked Milan http://www.hackedmilan.it

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