Particle Physics? There's an app for that!

7 October 2011

Ever wondered what collisions at the Large Hadron Collider look like?

Scientists at the world's biggest scientific experiment - the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Geneva - are trying to answer fundamental questions about the nature of the Universe, the origin of mass, the structure of space and time, and the conditions of the early universe. For those of us not lucky enough to have the world's highest energy particle smasher in our own back gardens, we can still get close to the action using an exciting new smartphone App.

The new App, called ‘LHSee’, makes the LHC accessible to anybody with a smartphone or tablet PC running the Google Android operating system. Written by Oxford University Particle Physicists in collaboration with the ATLAS collaboration, it has been designed for experts and non-experts alike and with help from their international friends within the ATLAS collaboration, the developers offer the App with language support not just in English, but also in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish.

Learn more about the app from the developers website:
http://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/about-us/outreach/public/lhsee

Or download it directly from the Android marketplace:
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.lhsee

The project was funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) through its Small Awards grant scheme.