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Cosmic@Web

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online learning platform, expand opportunities for investigating cosmic particles to a broader audience, provides students with access to experimental data that can be analyzed

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The participation of young people in science, and especially in the exploration of the universe, is an important priority at DESY. The astroparticle group at DESY has developed simple experiments for high schools, through which students can investigate cosmic particles such as muons and neutrons. In order to expand opportunities for investigating cosmic particles to a broader audience, DESY has also created the "Cosmic@Web” online platform. This provides students with access to experimental data that can be analysed. The data are collected from a global network of cosmic particle experiments that are continuously monitoring cosmic particles. Diverse sites participate in this network, including the DESY Zeuthen campus, the pole-to-pole research vessel Polarstern, the Antarctic Neumayer III station, as well as the high altitude research stations Aragats (3200m) in Armenia and Moussala (2900m) in Bulgaria. Alongside the data, Cosmic@Web also provides a detailed description of the experiments, a selection of interesting problems to solve, and a tutorial on how to use the web interface. Using Cosmic@Web, students without direct access to an experiment can analyse data in a classroom or at home. The learning platform can also be used to participate in the annual International Cosmic Day. With Cosmic@Web, students can work like real scientists and do their own astroparticle physics research.

 

http://www.desy.de/schule/schuelerlabore/standort_zeuthen/kosmische_teilchen/cosmicweb https://icd.desy.de https://icd.desy.de/sites/sites_conferences/site_icd/content/e12688/e13082/e80711/Cosmic@Web_engl.pdf
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Updated date: Thu, Apr 18, 2019 — 16:40

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