Nuclear Artist entering the Fusors' world

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Giorgio74
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Nuclear Artist entering the Fusors' world

Post by Giorgio74 » Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:39 am

Dear all,
I'm an Italian artist working with science and sound, my focus is on nuclear physics and genomics.

I've been collaborating since 2019 with the European Commission's Nuclear Security Unit, the Genomics Unit and the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics, for installations, software and sound art. I'm originally a musician and sound engineer with a specialisation in computer music and software development.
I'm an Expert Artist of the EU Commission and since my nuclear experiences at the Joint Research Centre, I've been taking a course of studies in Nuclear Energy by MITx and several certifications of e-learning of the IAEA, thanks to my scientist-tutor advices. So I have a decent familiarity with radio-protection, dosimetry, isotopes identification and handling, X-Ray generation, gamma spectroscopy and nuclear reactions.

Here is one of my meta sculptures exhibited at the Bozar in Bruxelles which features my DNA and radioactive elements interacting and generating sounds:
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Here you can see in action a music synthesizer that uses my DNA for synthesis and X-Rays for triggering sound and mutations:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW1R3uycCM4

and for the curious soul here I share a link to my website:
https://www.giorgiosancristoforo.net

I am happy to have made acquaintance and exchanged many good stuff with people like the dear Timothy Koeth, Mark Rowley and Carl Willis.
Actually Tim is one of the great people who encouraged me to enter the fusioneers' maze. I know that Mark is here, maybe also Tim and Carl?

So here I am, the plan is to build a fusor within (hopefully) 2023, I know that the road is long and I love to study.
Since I can use the CAD quite decently I plan to design my own spherical fusion chamber, for that reason I'll start off asking some questions in the new users chat about the blades for the gaskets...

I'm very happy that it is possible to generate Deuterium with a simple Horizon kit as Mark showed, this is the first thing I will do in a matter of days.
To acquire Deuterium gas here for a private citizen is impossible, instead it is easy to find some D2O on ebay in EU, I just got 30cc to start off some electrolysis experiments.

Unfortunately here in Italy the legislation regarding neutron generators in a blurry zone, and possibly illegal.
I have no university or institution that can help me to get a license. I will further investigate with my friends at the nuclear security unit, but I'm not optimistic as we in EU have a legislation much more strict than US.
I would be very happy to know if there are EU users (or even Italians) to talk about this.

Before ending this first post I will paste here a link to a piece I've recently made with a cosmic ray detector realised by the INFN
https://soundcloud.com/user-662419313/collisions

And one with positrons' decay from Na22 (and custom MCA software)
https://soundcloud.com/user-662419313/a-nihil-b

no need to say that, of course, I plan to make music out of neutrons...

Thank you.

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Re: Nuclear Artist entering the Fusors' world

Post by Richard Hull » Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:59 pm

Welcome! You enter our ranks from a unique perspective with many skills in the arts and a willingness to learn the intricacies of of nuclear physics. You also note your plan to build a fusion system in future. You have given us much information to digest. There is much practical information in the FAQs of each forum when you do start to construct your physical fusion embodiment. Reading the FAQS is the first step towards actually getting involved in the "doing". Theory is nice, but the doing is another matter.

For just as having beautiful music to share or images to put to canvas in one's head, one must first master the issues of putting the music to paper or to learning color blending to paper or canvas. The doing is always the issue that stops the mere dilettante, whether in the arts or the sciences.

Again, welcome.

Richard Hull
Progress may have been a good thing once, but it just went on too long. - Yogi Berra
Fusion is the energy of the future....and it always will be
Retired now...Doing only what I want and not what I should...every day is a saturday.

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Re: Nuclear Artist entering the Fusors' world

Post by Mark Rowley » Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:54 pm

Welcome to the forums Giorgio! You can’t ask for a better storehouse of fusor related information than here.

Mark Rowley

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Re: Nuclear Artist entering the Fusors' world

Post by Giorgio74 » Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:39 am

Thank you Richard! and nice to see you here Mark!!!

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