In this session, a2ru Ground Works invites the interdisciplinary CERN-IARI team at the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, to present their early-stage research, followed by feedback from a Ground Works panel and a discussion with session attendees. As the team—comprised of a visual artist, curator, mathematician, and physicist—is in the conceptual phase of their work together, their presentation is about potential and process rather than a finished project. Here, we borrow and adapt a process from the Particle Physics and Nuclear Physics communities, wherein individuals submit letters of interest detailing their research topics and questions for community-wide consideration. We will consider: How is the CERN-IARI team’s work valuable, with “value” assessed differently by our invited panel members, depending on their varied roles and situations? How does the team’s work advance the (still ill-defined) field of arts-integrated research? We look forward to exploring these questions together.