Gardez mon souvenir (Tribute to Evariste Galois)
At present, one of the most important problems of Theoretical Physics is how to harmonise the theory of general relativity (the Einstein’s theory)about gravity applied to macrocosm (stars, galaxies), with the Quantum Mechanics which describes the three other fundamental forces of microcosm (electrons, photons, quarks). According to the theory of “superstrings”, the fundamental constituents of reality are the strings which quiver at different frequencies and orchestrate the universe evolution. This suggestive image comes from Evariste Galois’ theories, who was a great French mathematician with a fiery revolutionary spirit. In 1830 he founded the Groups theory as the key to the secrets of symmetry.
This painting, entitled with his deathwords, is dedicated to him and wants to represent the overlapping of the Orion Nebula, the brightest constellation in the night sky, and the CERN’s simulation of Higgs boson’s decay, one of the most expected experiments of this century.