And From Two Pigeons'eggs Dark Energy Will Be Born
London/Dublin/Karlruhe - first prize
Bathroom Physics. Recently, a team of researchers at the M.I.T found that you can reproduce the Casimir experiment at the centimeter scale. Because I’m trying to generate Dark Energy in my kitchen, creating it at the human scale will be perhaps possible rather than at the previous pico meter scale the original experiment required. So what could you need? Salt water, two pieces of metal (here I took pigeons’ eggs that had been gold plated) and a microwaves. To make the microwave, I have extracted the magnetron from a usual household microwave. The project try to deal with the surrealistic aspect of generating the unknown in a kitchen. Between something absurd and something factually right, I expect to engage in a discussion at the boundary between science fiction and ‘hard-core’ science - a platform where the extreme experiments of amateurs can make the physically ‘impossible’ happen.