Artist in Residence Program

In the Fall term the Department of Physics and Astronomy invites proposals for Artist-in-Residence projects that respond to Physics and Astronomy research from creative visual arts and music composition perspectives. 

Artist residents embed themselves in the research lab/group to envision and produce a response that connects to the scientific research. Selected artists receive $500 at the end of the program. Reasonable material costs will also be covered. 

Selected students spend time each week with the research group, and create a unique work, body of work, composition, or set of compositions in response that is presented at an exhibition/performance at the end of the spring term. 


The 2017 Artists were: 

Musical Performances:

Kenneth Brown-Simulation No.1

{Professor Jeffrey Newman}

Brian Riordan-The First Wave

{Professor Arthur Kosowsky}


Gabrielle Ralambo Rajerison-The Universe Offers No Conditionals: Poem

{Professor Carles Badenes}

Jessica Moore-As Light Leaves: Poetic and Imagistic Response to Astronomical Studies 

{Professor Andrew Zentner}


Sarah Thornton-As She Is: Exploring Cosmology Through Touch

{Professor Andrew Zentner}


The 2016 Artists were:

Laura Schwartz- System Cooling

{ Professor Ayres Freitas}

Ryan McMasters-How to Drive a Qubit

{Professor Michael Hatridge}

Stephanie Taylor-Artistic Exploration of Astrophysics and Cosmology

{Professor Carles Badenes, Professor Arthur Kosowsky & Professor Jeffrey Newman}

Sofia Sandoval-Experimenting with the Drawn Line: A Link Between Condensed Matter Research and Intaglio Printmaking

{Professor Jeremy Levy}

Click here for information on how to apply for the 2017 competition