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28 Feb 2024

Science Museum Lates

In August 2017 a group of our High Energy Physicists took part in the Science Museum Lates, the Science Museum adults-only after hours theme nights that take place the last Wednesday of each month.

Our exhibition was called "Neutrino catchers", and it was used to explain the role of neutrinos in the Standard Model of particle physics, and how we detect them.

We used a small cloud chamber to show particle tracks coming from cosmic rays, and explain how we detect charged particles coming from neutrino interactions.

Using a small model of the ANITA experiments we shared our experience of looking for the most elusive particles on one of the hashest continents, Antarctica.

Neutrino Catchers Cloud chamber Linda
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For further information please contact Prof. Ryan Nichol.