The Water Cherenkov Virtual Reality Experience

NEW: Use the Oculus Rift to put yourself inside a water Cherenkov detector and watch neutrinos interacting!

 

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The Water Cherenkov VR experience will take you on a journey from the Sun where you will learn about neutrinos, to deep underground inside a water Cherenkov detector. Here you see how many neutrinos pass through the tank every second and learn how neutrinos are detected from interactions with water. You can watch as the cone of Cherenkov light created from these interactions produces rings on the photo detectors of the tank walls.

 

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A glimse of the experience is available here: