Graphic illustration of Elementary Particles

György Darvas and Tamás F. Farkas
Proceedings of Bridges 2011: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2011)
Pages 613–616 Short Papers


By presenting a modular graphic system that was developed to represent abstract physical properties and structures of elementary particles, the authors try to reveal another connection between art and science in a way that has not been done before. The building blocks are graphical units designed by the second author. The depictions of some known physical particles are artistic representations of a theory, like the Standard Model of physics. A new modified visualization of rishons (subquark units) is presented and a new hidden property is introduced called scent to extend the existing system of physical properties (flavours and colours) and to generate a new theory named Quantum Scent Dynamics.