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The Cockcroft Institute’s major outreach project Tactile Collider, which brings the science and engineering of the Large Hadron Collider and the Higgs boson to visually impaired audiences has won two awards in the University of Manchester’s Better World Showcase 2018.
The project won the People’s Vote for ‘their fantastic work making some of the most exciting and high-profile physics research of recent times accessible to the visually impaired.’ and was highly commended in the Equality and Diversity category.
This is a great success for Tactile Collider, led by Rob Appleby, Chris Edmonds and Marieke Navin, and is recognition for the project currently engaged in a national tour of visually impaired schools and centres. At the events students and carers learn about particles, acceleration, magnets and Higgs bosons using tactile objects and audio, and interact with the tactile teaching accelerator “Cassie”.
More information on the awards can be found at http://www.se.manchester.ac.uk/social-responsibility/better-world-showcase/