CERN@school: analysing data from the LUCID experiment

2014-09-29T10:07:19Z (GMT) by Tom Whyntie Nicole Shearer
<p>This workshop will give you everything you need to able to start using data from the Langton Ultimate Cosmic ray Intensity Detector (LUCID) experiment. Designed by students at the Langton Star Centre, and built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), the LUCID experiment will start to send measurements from its five Timepix detectors of the space radiation environment in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Thanks to CERN@school and GridPP, this data will be made available to every school that has joined the LUCID Collaboration. This workshop will take you through what you’ll need to do to get hold of the data, view and identify the particles detected by LUCID in space, and perform the kind of data analysis required to make original scientific discoveries with the UK’s newest space science facility.</p> <p>This workshop was first given at the CERN@school Research Symposium 2014 on Monday the 8th September 2014 at the University of Surrey. The symposium formed part of the 10th International Conference on Position Sensitive Detectors (PSD10).  The workshop is <b>CAS-PUB-GEN-000011</b> (formerly DRN000204) in the CERN@school Document Index.</p><p><i>The work was kindly supported by the Institute of Physics through the Top50 work placement scheme, and the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 through a Special Award.  CERN@school was supported by the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) via grant numbers ST/J000256/1 and ST/N00101X/1</i></p>