Showers of Knowledge
Showers of Knowledge is an open outreach educational project that aims to bring internet users worldwide to an analysis of data of the of real online cosmic-rays experiment. It is developed at Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia). The project consists of the distributed setup for researching cosmic rays RUSALKA (“mermaid”), comprising 11 stations located in the area of about 0.5 km in diameter; and the interactive internet portal livni.jinr.ru, where users can run a variety of pre-made data analysis scripts with their custom parameters. Our feature is the possibility for users to communicate with real particle physicists developing the project.