02
NOV
2016

Accelerating discoveries

Nestled amongst the steam and diesel powered accelerators of old (ok – trains), Cockcroft Institute researchers have recently been spotted communicating particle accelerators to the next generation of scientists. The one day Accelerating discoveries event, which was hosted by the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, saw close to 1000 members of the public  being immersed in our very own VELA virtual reality experience, buidling accelerators with acceleratAR, visiting VELA through our 360­­ degree dome show and colouring in the ATLAS detector.

Organisers Dr's Chris Edmonds (University of Liverpool) and Rob Appleby (University of Manchester) proudly show the results of the ATLAS colouring activity. Dr Lee Jones (ASTeC) was more reluctant to take credit.

Organisers Dr’s Chris Edmonds (University of Liverpool) and Rob Appleby (University of Manchester) proudly show the results of the ATLAS colouring activity. Dr Lee Jones (ASTeC) was more reluctant to take credit.

 

A special thanks to the Manchester Science Festival Event organisers, the staff at the Museum of Science and Industry and to our science communicators – Alex Alexandrova, Alisa Healey, Daniel Bultrini and Tom Pacey – for helping to make the day such a great success!

The hugely popular Accelerating discoveries event at the Museum of Science and Industry.

The hugely popular Accelerating discoveries event at the Museum of Science and Industry.

 

For more information on these activities, please get in touch!

Chris Edmonds – c.edmonds@liverpool.ac.uk

Rob Appleby –  robert.appleby@manchester.ac.uk

Lee Jones – lee.jones@stfc.ac.uk

 

For further information on our event and the Manchester Science Festival:

http://www.manchestersciencefestival.com/event/pi-accelerating-discoveries/

http://www.manchestersciencefestival.com/

http://msimanchester.org.uk/