Last weekend, the time had finally come: after about six month of preparation, planing and design time in more or less weekly meetings, the model, built from over 16’000 LEGO pieces, was put together with real bricks for the first time. The construction took place both at University of Münster and Goethe-University Frankfurt. Here’s a few pictures. More details and soon also 3D models, construction manuals and parts lists are available on a dedicated ALICE LEGO model page.
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 …
Given the unique situation in various countries worldwide caused by the corona pandemic, we are hosting a BYOPDatHome online / social media competition.
Find some more information and all the details to join the competition on the competition page.