#1 Particle Physics
Particle physics (also high energy physics) is the branch of physics that studies the nature of the particles that constitute matter (particles with mass) and radiation (massless particles).
Here’s a website where they curated a whole list of videos dedicated to Higgs Boson to learn more about it.
Minute Physics provides an energetic and entertaining view of old and new problems in physics — all in a minute!
This particular video was rather interesting in how they explained Higgs Boson. You can continue Part II and Part III to finish the series 😀
I think this topic would be quite fun to work with since this was a pretty recent thing that they just discovered back in 2012. What is well known about Boson is that they break symmetry and how it creates mass.
I personally find it interesting about the breaking of symmetry as we have always been used to seeings things in symmetry and would definitely be an experience to be able to see things from a different perspective whereby the audience will be able to experience a different kind of kaleidoscope.
Recently on my exchange, I managed to have time and the freedom to experiment with something that I’ve always wanted to try.
I thought it look rather similar (or in my opinion) to some of the visual references that I’ve found based on Higgs Boson. Except that mine are pretty much mostly symmetrical.
I would like to experiment and branch out into 2 different topics for Astrophysics.
- Nebula (A nebula (Latin for “cloud”; nebulae, nebulæ, or nebulas) is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionised gases.)
- Galaxy (A galaxy is a gravitationally bound system of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter.)
Credits: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebula, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxy
Personally I find them both to be very intriguing.
I remember going to a planetarium show in a Science museum in California and I was so amazed by how immersive and how majestic it felt to be able to see the space so up close and feeling like I was floating in it and I really want to be able to recreate something similar and have the audience be able to feel the wonders of the galaxies and the nebulas.
Being able to see the wonders of the galaxies and marvel at their beauty.
Some visuals which are what I would like to use as reference if I’m doing this topic. Mainly for the colors as well as the movement of the camera and how it envelopes the whole screen.
Credits: Ahmed Gharraph
Credits: Jason Burton
Credits: Rusholme Productions
Credits: Vahik Asoyan
Credits: Matthias Müller
Matthias is someone I’ve been following since quite some time. I’m always amazed at his visuals and his choice of audio would fit in so nicely. I admired his work a lot and really love his creation and I would like replicate something similar as part of my FYP project.
This is a short film about Voyager 1 and I think it’s a really beautiful film combined with audio and wonderful visuals. The director wanted to show that the universe was a beautiful but also destructive place. Which I strongly agree.
I will still be looking/research for more upcoming themes that I would to work on and be more detailed in my research.
Preferably, I would really like to experiment with planetarium and have my work shown in a dome theatre whereby people would be able to be immersed in the environment which I’ve created.
I guess the biggest difference between planetarium and LEDs are that planetariums’ dominant feature is the large dome-shaped projection screen onto which scenes of whatever environment we’ve build in CG can be made to appear and move realistically to simulate the complex motion and even the feeling of moving within the provided space as we are able to project and see it in different perspectives. Whereas for LED panel installation, everything is pretty much standstill and in just one point of view. Probably won’t be as immersive as I would like it to be.
I managed to experience planetarium shows twice when I was overseas and the feeling of being able to see space in such an immersive environment was truly an amazing feeling.
But of course, LED also does put audience in a immersive environment as well because we are able to go up close with it and see it in full view.