Aug 8 – 13, 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
US/Eastern timezone

HiSPARC: On the interface between outreach and scientific research

Aug 9, 2011, 5:00 PM
551 A (Rhode Island Convention Center)

551 A

Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Education and Outreach Education and Outreach


Dr Charles Timmermans (Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands)


The HiSPARC project is a high school cosmic ray project that originated in the Netherlands. The aim of this project is to have high school students participate in building and running a scientific project, thereby increasing their enthusiasm for science in general. We are experimenting with different detector configurations, performing a calibration on the KASCADE site, and exploring the physics of a distributed setup. At the same time, we are moving cosmic ray physics in the standard curriculum of the Dutch high schools. Furthermore, there is an international expansion. Recently, a HiSPARC cluster was realized in Aarhus, Denmark, and work is underway on clusters in the United Kingdom.

Primary author

Dr Charles Timmermans (Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands)

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