Today, it was announced that the 2021
Outreach Prize of the High Energy and Particle Physics Division of the European Physics Society (EPS) is in part awarded to Sascha Mehlhase for setting up and running the ‘Build Your Open Particle Detector’ programme, reaching in particular (though not exclusively) a very young audience.
Obviously you can find out more on these pages here and hopefully we’ll soon again be able to sit down and build plastic-brick detector models and talk about (particle) physics …
Just before the whole COVID019 situation, students in the high-energy-physics group at Humboldt University Berlin put together their copy of the
ATLAS LEGO model – one of more than 60 copies all over the world.
Given the unique situation in various countries worldwide caused by the corona pandemic, we are hosting a BYOPDatHome online / social media competition.
As usual we want you to create and name a design for a particle detector as you, your family and kids would imagine it.
Only this time we want you to post your designs on either Instagram or Twitter .
Find some more information and all the details to join the competition on the
New label in use at KEK in Japan.
I have recently updated the labels to put along with the original ATLAS LEGO model.
labels are available in English and German, and I’ve just added a Japanese version for the overview label. If you need a label in your language, just let me know (and maybe help me translate them).
We finally have our winners for the CERN Open Days BYOPD competition.
Congratulations to the creators of these six fantastic designs.
Find all entries to the competition here and see you next time.
Make sure to follow us on Twitter (@BYOPD) for the latest updates!