Fundamentally Neolithic

'Fundamentally Neolithic'
Exhibited at the Naughton Gallery, Queen's University, Belfast 2012 and Millennium Arts Centre, Portadown 2012.


A Neolithic enigmatic carved stone object was found in Orkney. Each section of the stone sphere is made up of a number of nodules. These nodules can be seen as part of a sequence; 4,9,14,19,24,29,34,39 ... . Each number in the sequence can rotate inside a theoretical circle a particular number of times, forming star polygons. This project was completed before the existence of the fundamental particle, the Higgs Boson, had been proven. The scientists at Cern originally believed it's mass to be in the region of 124GeV/C2 or 126GeV/C2. The number 124 is part of the stone objects sequence; therefore it was concluded that the Higgs Boson was also able to be represented by a star polygon as were other fundamental particles. The actual mass of the Higgs Boson is 126GeV/C2 which can also be drawn as a star polygon.

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Fundamentally Neolithic - Enigimatic Carved Object
Fundamentally Neolithic - Enigimatic Object
Fundamentally Neolithic - Strange Quark
Fundamentally Neolithic - Higgs Boson

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