July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
US/Central timezone

CosmicWatch: the Desktop Muon Detector

Jul 31, 2017, 6:23 PM
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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Poster Diversity, Education and Outreach Poster Session and Reception


Spencer Axani (MIT)


The CosmicWatch Desktop Muon Detectors were designed as an outreach tool to promote particle physics to undergraduates and high-school students. The detectors are pocket-sized, self-contained, light-weight (~100g), and require a very small amount of power (sub-Watt). The data can be read-out through a USB serial connection or saved locally to an SD-card. We've been working with students at various universities and high-schools through-out the world and have found that a single detector can be built by a new student in under a few hours for approximately $100.

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