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Cosmic Ray Studies!!!

Building the Detector

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Cosmic rays continuously bombard the Earth with energies that far exceed anything that can be produced in a particle accelerator. Physicist have been studying cosmic rays for a century and we still do not fully understand their origin. If you would like to be part of a national investigation to investigate the nature of cosmic rays join us after school and visit the e-lab and begin the exploration!

http://www.i2u2.org/elab/cosmic/home/index.jsp






Check out the current investigation!!!
http://www.quantumdiaries.org/?s=Bob+Peterson

What kind of particle are you?
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/2012/04/25/what-particle-are-you/


Your Phone as a Detector!
http://www.news.wisc.edu/23166

An interesting way to use the Cosmic Ray Muon Detector!
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-cosmic-rays-can-image-volcano-video
http://cdsweb.cern.ch/journal/CERNBulletin/2010/50/News%20Articles/1312698?ln=en

If you would like a user name and password, I will set up an account for you.
mwadness@medford.k12.ma.us

Useful files for operation of detector.



For those who are interested in reading the technical manuel, but this is ADVANCED.