College Voltaire students present PolarQuEEEst at CERN!
The PolarQuEEEst detector was the subject of an excellent student-led presentation at CERN last month. This past summer, PolarQuEEEst travelled aboard sailboat Nanuq for a scientific expedition to Iceland, Svalbard and Norway. Taking data throughout the voyage, it became the first detector to measure sea-level cosmic rays at the record 82°07 North!
The cosmic detector was assembled at CERN by high-school students from Norway, Italy and Switzerland. Key to the assembly were the students from College Voltaire in Switzerland, who recently took part in the seventh edition of the cross-border symposium “Mon TPE/TM en 15 minutes” (“My project in 15 minutes”) at CERN. The students gave a presentation on their work with Polarquest.
The students described the overall scientific aims of PolarquEEEst, how they approached the construction of the detector, and gave a summary of the successes of the expedition. Their presentation was met with great interest and admiration from the audience!
Read more about the event on the CERN website.