CERN — the European Organization for Nuclear Research

Detection of cosmic rays in the SKALTA experiment

Purpose

To teach high school students the basics of particle physics through a hand's on experiment

Information

The SKALTA experiment (SlovaKiAn Large-area Time coincidence Array) measures secondary cosmic rays originating from a primary particle with energy more than 10^14 eV. The experimental setup has similar architecture as the successful projects ALTA (in Canada) and CZELTA (in Czech Republic)(see the links).
One of the future goal of SKALTA project is installation of workstations on the roofs of selected Slovak high schools in order to make the education process more attractive and to stimulate an interest in the physics among the students.
This program is designed for 16-19 year olds.
http://alicematters.web.cern.ch/SKALTA
http://csr.phys.ualberta.ca/~alta/
http://www.utef.cvut.cz/czelta/czelta-en.html

Post date: Mon, Jun 06, 2011 — 11:10
Updated date: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 — 04:49

Learning Topics

Particles
Detectors
Particle Identification
Process of Discovery