LHC Interactive Tunnel
The challenge in creating accessible public scientific demonstrations for advanced physical phenomena becomes most obvious when we try to explain inherently unintuitive phenomena at the quantum scale. Often, describing these ideas involves descriptions of strange behaviours governed by quantum mechanics. While exotic behaviours make for an interesting spoken component in science communication, it is greatly supplemented by interactive visual and physical parts.
The LHC Interactive tunnel is one of the most recent additions to the Khwarizmi Science Society‘s science communication efforts. The interactive audio-visual experience by CERN’s Media Lab allows the audience to engage in fully immersive content about CERN and the science taking place there. Additionally, two new applications, Higgnite and Proton Football present the audience with an experience of the universe without the Higgs field and a football game about smashing high-energy particles into more fundamental ones, respectively. All while teaching the audience about the building blocks of the universe, the Standard Model, the Higgs boson and the ultimate nature of physical reality. The manual below details setup and usage:
Shakargarh Science Mela 2022
The LHC Interactive Tunnel has been a key attraction at the Shakargarh Science Mela 2022, held at the Government High School Bua on March 24th. This event was a part of the Outreach and Learning With Cosmic Ray Muons, Augmented Reality And astrophysics Laboratory Experiments project led by Khwarizmi Science Society and LUMS, and funded by National Center of GIS & Space Applications (NCGSA) and HEC.