„Higgs Boson“ from series „Science“ | Acrylic on canvas | 160 x 100 cm | 2015
The discovery of the Higgs Boson, a fundamental particle that imparts mass to other particles, marked a monumental breakthrough in the field of particle physics, confirming the existence of the Higgs field and validating the Standard Model.
This discovery deepened our understanding of the universe's fundamental forces, yet
experiments at the Large Hadron Collider have sparked new questions in particle physics, including the hierarchy problem of the Higgs Boson's mass, inquiries about dark matter's nature, and the validity of supersymmetry.
“Gravitational Waves” | Acrylic on Canvas | 60 x 160 cm | 2023
Ripples in the fabric of spacetime are called gravitational waves, first predicted by Albert Einstein in his theory of general relativity in 1915. These elusive waves are generated by the acceleration of massive objects, such as the collision of two black holes or the merging of neutron stars. Detected for the first time in 2015 by the LIGO and Virgo collaborations, gravitational waves have expanded our understanding of the universe but also prompt contemplation on the profound quest for meaning, urging us to explore the cosmic intricacies that lie at the heart of the eternal question: why does the universe exist?
“Human Genome” from series “Science” | Acrylic on Canvas | 60 x 80 cm | 2023
The decoding of the human genome marked a milestone in scientific advancement, unraveling the complex genetic blueprint that underpins human life and offering profound insights into health, disease, and evolution. The knowledge gained has paved the way for personalized medicine, allowing tailored treatments based on individuals' genetic profiles, while simultaneously raising ethical concerns surrounding privacy, genetic discrimination, and the potential for misuse of genetic information.
“Particle Collision” from series “Science” | Acrylic on Canvas | 80 x 120 cm | 2020
Particle collisions within accelerators offer a window into the subatomic world, shedding light on the intricacies of fundamental particles and their interactions.
Through these collisions, scientists have uncovered particles like the Higgs Boson and simulate conditions akin to those shortly after the Big Bang, allowing researchers to explore the behavior of matter at extreme temperatures and energy densities, offering glimpses into the universe's earliest moments and the formation of quark-gluon plasma, a state of matter believed to have existed shortly after the universe's inception.