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21 December 2004 1 NIKHEF jaarvergadering, Ilka Tánczos & Henk Jan Bulten “I have really discovered how beautiful science physics is and I have enjoyed.

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1 21 December NIKHEF jaarvergadering, Ilka Tánczos & Henk Jan Bulten “I have really discovered how beautiful science physics is and I have enjoyed every second of it” Andreas Pantelis H5C

2 21 December 2004NIKHEF jaarvergadering, Ilka Tánczos & Henk Jan Bulten2 What is HiSPARC? 1.An experiment to detect high energy cosmic particles and to study their origin. 2.A project to show high schools students a realistic picture of the work at scientific institutes, to stimulate the choice for a scientific study.

3 21 December 2004NIKHEF jaarvergadering, Ilka Tánczos & Henk Jan Bulten3 Air showers… (Figure from Nagano en Watson, Rev. Mod. Phys. 72, 689 (2000)). Air showers: highest energies occur rarely (e.g. 1 event per 100 square kilometer per year)

4 21 December 2004NIKHEF jaarvergadering, Ilka Tánczos & Henk Jan Bulten4 To detect cosmic showers, a network of detectors is made… GPS …air shower detection

5 21 December 2004NIKHEF jaarvergadering, Ilka Tánczos & Henk Jan Bulten5 build and managed by high-school students …build and managed by high-school students

6 21 December 2004NIKHEF jaarvergadering, Ilka Tánczos & Henk Jan Bulten6 5 clusters5 clusters ~30 schools actively involved, ~ 10 in pipeline~30 schools actively involved, ~ 10 in pipeline More than 150 students and 50 teachersMore than 150 students and 50 teachers Physics students!Physics students! Status

7 21 December 2004NIKHEF jaarvergadering, Ilka Tánczos & Henk Jan Bulten7 “I had 4 unmotivated pupils. They participated in HiSPARC and now they are my most enthusiastic students” F. Lapoutre, Science teacher Teachers “ This cooperation is just what is needed to show pupils at High School what Science is all about” B. Vrijdaghs, Science teacher

8 21 December 2004NIKHEF jaarvergadering, Ilka Tánczos & Henk Jan Bulten8 Development of educational materialsDevelopment of educational materials (e.g. A. de Leeuw) Electronic learning environmentElectronic learning environment (J. Colle and F. Hidde) Analysis, profielwerkstukkenAnalysis, profielwerkstukken Teacher networkTeacher network Teacher involvement

9 21 December 2004NIKHEF jaarvergadering, Ilka Tánczos & Henk Jan Bulten9 Highlights new detector stations22 new detector stations 2 new LIO’s in Amsterdam2 new LIO’s in Amsterdam First national teachers workshopFirst national teachers workshop Altran Foundation Award 2004Altran Foundation Award 2004 Support from ‘Deltapunt’ for the development of a HiSPARC educational module (90 k€)Support from ‘Deltapunt’ for the development of a HiSPARC educational module (90 k€) Support from OC&W for ‘Innovation at High Schools’ (233 k€)Support from OC&W for ‘Innovation at High Schools’ (233 k€)

10 21 December 2004NIKHEF jaarvergadering, Ilka Tánczos & Henk Jan Bulten10 High school student activities In Nijmegen: building and analysisIn Nijmegen: building and analysis In other clusters: mainly building the detectorIn other clusters: mainly building the detector

11 21 December 2004NIKHEF jaarvergadering, Ilka Tánczos & Henk Jan Bulten11 The HiSPARC Detector Taken from Utrecht “profielwerkstuk” (Pieter de Goeje, Veerle Bodewes, Brend Wanders)

12 21 December 2004NIKHEF jaarvergadering, Ilka Tánczos & Henk Jan Bulten12 “Profielwerkstukken” about 150 studentsabout 150 students –building detector muons, cosmic rays, showers, scintillation, photo- electric effect, special relativitymuons, cosmic rays, showers, scintillation, photo- electric effect, special relativity oscilloscope, impedance matching, fast electronicsoscilloscope, impedance matching, fast electronics mechanics, grinding, polishing, gluing etc.mechanics, grinding, polishing, gluing etc. calibrations, excel, statisticscalibrations, excel, statistics –HiSPARC web sites –software development –GPS positioning –data analysis –promotion videos etc. 2005: Review committee and HiSPARC journal2005: Review committee and HiSPARC journal students calibrating a scintillator plate

13 21 December 2004NIKHEF jaarvergadering, Ilka Tánczos & Henk Jan Bulten13 HiSPARC DAQ

14 21 December 2004NIKHEF jaarvergadering, Ilka Tánczos & Henk Jan Bulten14 Data retrieval Data : retrievable via websiteData : retrievable via website MySql databaseMySql database

15 21 December 2004NIKHEF jaarvergadering, Ilka Tánczos & Henk Jan Bulten15 Rate dependence on weatherRate dependence on weather (F. Hidde, Herman Wesselink College) –thunderstorm on Nov. 26 over Amsterdam

16 21 December 2004NIKHEF jaarvergadering, Ilka Tánczos & Henk Jan Bulten16Electronics Much effort NIKHEF ETMuch effort NIKHEF ET –35 produced Not suited for mass- productionNot suited for mass- production Improved design from AltranImproved design from Altran –Rob Derlage (Altran) –analog part: NIKHEF

17 21 December 2004NIKHEF jaarvergadering, Ilka Tánczos & Henk Jan Bulten17 Altran design usb interfaceusb interface integrated ADC’s – 440 MHz samplingintegrated ADC’s – 440 MHz sampling integrated GPS timingintegrated GPS timing fully programmable logic and settingsfully programmable logic and settings up to 4 channelsup to 4 channels scaler readout, etc.scaler readout, etc. cost reduction, factor 3 !cost reduction, factor 3 !

18 21 December 2004NIKHEF jaarvergadering, Ilka Tánczos & Henk Jan Bulten18 Press Coverage many (~50) news- paper articlesmany (~50) news- paper articles –including 3 in ‘Volkskrant’ and 1 in ‘NRC’ –Natuur, Wetenschap and Techniek –Intermediair national radionational radio RTV NHRTV NH article in Naturearticle in Nature –June 17, 2004 vol first scientific results in NtvN (NAHSA)first scientific results in NtvN (NAHSA)

19 21 December 2004NIKHEF jaarvergadering, Ilka Tánczos & Henk Jan Bulten19Outlook: “Ready to grow” (Altran)“Ready to grow” (Altran) –Electronics –Data warehousing –Organisation –Funding Expansion to other fieldsExpansion to other fields –MeteoKids and Kennislink (Nijmegen started) –Virtual School Lab (GRID and COACH) –www.geluids.net International workshop (March 2005) at NIKHEFInternational workshop (March 2005) at NIKHEF

20 21 December 2004NIKHEF jaarvergadering, Ilka Tánczos & Henk Jan Bulten20…and… HiSPARC goes to Africa Sudan! Many thanks to: Colleagues,NIKHEF,Universities, Funding Agencies, Sponsors,Teachers,Students…


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