ICAT Playdate: Belle II VR - Particle Physics in Virtual Reality

Friday, September 29, 2017
Location & Time: 

8:30 – 9:30am in the ICAT Learning Studio, 253 Moss Arts Center

The Belle II VR – Particle Physics in Virtual Reality project developed a new immersive educational tool for experimental subatomic physics using a virtual reality (visual + sound) world in the ICAT Cube. The virtual reality environment has a static, time-independent model of the Belle II detector within a dynamic world wherein the learners investigate the collisions of subatomic particles - electrons and anti-electrons - and the byproducts of these collisions as these byproducts move through and interact with the physical structures and material of the Belle II detector. Students discover new ways of understanding and participating in cutting edge research in particle physics with the goal of producing publishable results.

Speakers: Leo Piilonen, Department of Physics; Zachary Duer, School of Visual Arts