High Z

High Z is a collaboration between artists and scientists exploring the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the accelerating universe. Together, we are creating an immersive performance that maps out the scientific process of the High-Z Supernova Search Team. One of the two teams that made the discovery.

We are an international group working at the intersection of art, science and technology. Our project explores the abilities of astronomy, digital arts and theatre to inform, inspire, and transform human interactions.

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Naïma Kristel Phillips, Director/Creator
Dr Lara Arielle Phillips, Co-Director/Astrophysicist
Fatma Sarah Elkashef, Co-Creator
David Bengali, Production Designer
Dr Keith Davis, Dome Specialist/Astrophysicist

Produced by the Phillips sisters with their collaborators.

High Z is made possible thanks to generous support from the following organizations.

DVT, University of Notre Dame
Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal

Canada Council for the Arts
ISLA, University of Notre Dame
Luksic Foundation
PRIM Centre

We would also like to thank members of the High-Z Supernova Search Team for sharing their time and stories.