Interview with Nikhef’s Mechanical Designer Marco Kraan: “I see things that are too beautiful not to share”

11 September 2023

Marco Kraan of the Dutch research institute Nikhef developed artistic impressions of gravitational wave detectors that are used around the world. How a mechanical designer makes art out of technology.

It is one of the iconic images of the Einstein Telescope: a night sky with black holes spinning around each other, rippling gravity waves travelling towards a hilly landscape, and below it the triangular detector with which researchers want to observe this phenomenon. Technical designer Marco Kraan of the Dutch institute Nikhef talks about how and why he visualizes scientific research.

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Artististieke impressie van de Einstein Telescope. Credit: Nikhef / Marco Kraan