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Michael Hoch

Interdisciplinary Science Engagement & Networking Program

Michael Hoch

Michael Hoch Austrian born scientist, photographer and artist founder of art@CMS. Studied applied physics as well as physics and sports education in Vienna. After his PhD on particle physics at CERN he worked for the ALICE and CMS experiments. During this time he used his unique position and access to photograph these scientific instruments from an artistic viewpoint and created out of these photos art installations and photo collages depicting various scientific topics. His artworks have been presented in multiple solo and group exhibitions in Europe, US, Asia and Australia. Extending his own works he founded art@CMS, art@CMS is an engagement and networking program of the CMS collaboration at CERN generating an interdisciplinary dialogue between the High Energy Physics HEP and science community with artists, art institutions as well as educators, students and the general public. Started 2012 art@CMS became a global network collaborating a numerous international professional partners like Artists, Schools and Academies, Art Universities, Museums, Art Galleries, Science Centres and Festivals, EU projects (CREATIONS, Pathway). The success of this cross disciplinary science inspiration program is based on diversity of activities and the offer to various level of engagements.

Abstract:

“ art@CMS an Interdisciplinary Science Engagement & Networking Program to enhance Science Education & Communication “

art@CMS is an education and outreach program of the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics. It is based on the collaboration between the CMS and HEP scientific community, artists, art communities, art and science teachers.

Since the school year 2012/2013 the art@CMS program is running interdisciplinary educative science inspiration and education workshops for different levels of education. The aim of the art@CMS sciARTmasterclass or Science&Art@school is to perform innovative activities that involve teachers or supervisors and school or academic students and enhance their scientific research through arts. The art@CMS program based on global engagement and local networking makes the case for different forms of education that fosters skills that are more appropriate to challenges of the 21st century. The sciARTmasterclass follows modern concepts to quantify the benefits of developing skills such as innovations, creativity and critical thinking.