Particle Physics For Scottish Schools is a travelling exhibition that visits secondary schools and science festivals, primarily in Scotland although it has travelled further afield. It features hands-on interactive displays and graphics panels in order to engage pupils, families and the general public with the ideas of the fundamental particles and forces that underly our Universe. Its main two themes are (i) the Accelerator Story, explaining the fundamentals of modern particle accelerators and (ii) the Detector Story, explaining how detectors have evolved and broad principles of how they work. The exhibition shows the real-time detection of cosmic rays via active cloud chambers and detectors based on scintillators. It even has a Cosmic Ray Doorway! The exhibition is normally staffed by undergraduates, postgraduates and postdoctoral and academic researchers. These will mostly be working or intending to work at the CERN Large Hadron Collider or other particle physics facilities.
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