Offsite at Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
In this exciting conversation, art and physics converge as Ingrid Koenig, currently Artist-in-Residence at TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, speaks with TRIUMF laboratory scientist and Deputy Department Head, David Morrissey, and postdoctoral research fellow, Djuna Croon, on the intersections of scientific and artistic thought.
Ingrid Koenig is the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Goethe Institute, as well as the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for the project Leaning Out of Windows—Art and Physics Collaborations Through Aesthetic Transformations (2016-2020), co-awarded with artist collaborator Randy Lee Cutler. Koenig has exhibited her drawings and paintings in public galleries across Canada, Europe and New Zealand. In 2019 she was awarded a Canada Council for the Arts grant to join the Arctic Circle Art & Science Residency in the international territory of Svalbard. Koenig earned her MFA at NSCAD, Halifax. Based in Vancouver, she is an Associate Professor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Djuna Croon is a researcher in theoretical particle physics, astro-particle physics and cosmology. She has worked on cosmic inflation, extended Higgs sectors, boson starts, phase transitions, and, most recently, gravitational waves. Croon is also an enthusiastic science communicator, committed to making academia more inclusive. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at TRIUMF in Vancouver, and sketches and paints in her spare time.
David Morrissey is a research scientist at TRIUMF and an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria. His research focuses on the Standard Model of elementary particles and the search for new phenomena beyond it. A central goal of his work is to try to understand what dark matter might be and how it could be tested directly in the laboratory or indirectly through astronomical observations. The puzzling excess of ordinary matter over antimatter is a second focus for Morrissey, and he investigates how this asymmetry may have been created in the very early universe. He also studies the newly discovered Higgs boson and the origin of its curiously small mass.
This event will take place in the Roundhouse Multimedia Room on the 2nd floor which is accessible by elevator.