Muography in the University and in the Museum

  • Sofia Andringa LIP - Laboratorio de Instrumentação e Fısica Experimental de Partıculas, Av. Prof. Gama Pinto 2, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Luis Afonso LIP - Laboratorio de Instrumentação e Fısica Experimental de Partıculas, Av. Prof. Gama Pinto 2, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Isabel Alexandre LIP - Laboratorio de Instrumentação e Fısica Experimental de Partıculas, Av. Prof. Gama Pinto 2, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Pedro Assis LIP - Laboratorio de Instrumentação e Fısica Experimental de Partıculas, Av. Prof. Gama Pinto 2, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Alberto Blanco LIP - Laboratorio de Instrumentação e Fısica Experimental de Partıculas, Departamento de Fısica (DF), Universidade de Coimbra, Rua Larga, 3004-516 Coimbra, Portugal
  • Mourad Bezzeghoud ICT - Instituto das Ciencias da Terra, Departamento de Fısica, Universidade de Evora, R. Romao Ramalho 59, 7000-671 Evora, Portugal
  • Jose Borges ICT - Instituto das Ciencias da Terra, Departamento de Fısica, Universidade de Evora, R. Romao Ramalho 59, 7000-671 Evora, Portugal
  • Bento Caldeira ICT - Instituto das Ciencias da Terra, Departamento de Fısica, Universidade de Evora, R. Romao Ramalho 59, 7000-671 Evora, Portugal
  • Lorenzo Cazon LIP - Laboratorio de Instrumentação e Fısica Experimental de Partıculas, Av. Prof. Gama Pinto 2, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Joao Costa Mina de Ciencia - Centro Ciencia Viva do Lousal, Av. Frederic Velge, 7570-006 Lousal, Portugal
  • Paolo Dobrilla LIP - Laboratorio de Instrumentação e Fısica Experimental de Partıculas, Departamento de Fısica (DF), Universidade de Coimbra, Rua Larga, 3004-516 Coimbra, Portugal
  • Magda Duarte LIP - Laboratorio de Instrumentação e Fısica Experimental de Partıculas, Universidade do Minho, Campus de Gualtar, CP3, 3.02, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
  • Luıs Lopes LIP - Laboratorio de Instrumentação e Fısica Experimental de Partıculas, Departamento de Fısica (DF), Universidade de Coimbra, Rua Larga, 3004-516 Coimbra, Portugal
  • Joao Matos LNEG - Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia, Campus de Aljustrel, Bairro da Vale d’Oca, Apartado 14, 7601-909 Aljustrel, Portugal
  • Rui Oliveira ICT - Instituto das Ciencias da Terra, Departamento de Fısica, Universidade de Evora, R. Romao Ramalho 59, 7000-671 Evora, Portugal
  • Vanessa Pais Mina de Ciencia - Centro Ciencia Viva do Lousal, Av. Frederic Velge, 7570-006 Lousal, Portugal
  • Mario Pimenta LIP - Laboratorio de Instrumentação e Fısica Experimental de Partıculas, Av. Prof. Gama Pinto 2, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Marco Pinto LIP - Laboratorio de Instrumentação e Fısica Experimental de Partıculas, Av. Prof. Gama Pinto 2, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Joao Saraiva LIP - Laboratorio de Instrumentação e Fısica Experimental de Partıculas, Departamento de Fısica (DF), Universidade de Coimbra, Rua Larga, 3004-516 Coimbra, Portugal
  • Raul Sarmento LIP - Laboratorio de Instrumentação e Fısica Experimental de Partıculas, Universidade do Minho, Campus de Gualtar, CP3, 3.02, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
  • Jorge Francisco Silva LIP - Laboratorio de Instrumentação e Fısica Experimental de Partıculas, Departamento de Fısica (DF), Universidade de Coimbra, Rua Larga, 3004-516 Coimbra, Portugal
  • Pedro Teixeira ICT - Instituto das Ciencias da Terra, Departamento de Fısica, Universidade de Evora, R. Romao Ramalho 59, 7000-671 Evora, Portugal
  • Bernardo Tome LIP - Laboratorio de Instrumentação e Fısica Experimental de Partıculas, Av. Prof. Gama Pinto 2, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal
Keywords: education, communication, outreach, RPC detectors, modeling

Abstract

The LouMu team joins together specialists in particle detectors and in cosmic ray analyses, geophysicists and science communicators to muograph an underground gallery of an old mine, now open to visitors of a science museum. The muon telescope is made of Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs) developed to operate stably and with low consumption at remote locations, and it has been tested in the Coimbra University, before being moved to an underground gallery in the Lousal Ci\^encia Viva Science Center, in Portugal. In parallel to the scientific goals of surveying the geological faults around the gallery, comparing and combining the information from muography and other techniques, and testing and possibly upgrading these detectors for muography, the project aims to engage students at several levels and the public at large. The telescope was thought to operate in front of visitors, all the project phases will be documented, and the muographic data collected in the university building and the mine gallery will be made available for educational use. Providing an almost online update of simple and complex muographies is a challenge but provides an opportunity for a valued interaction of the public with our usually distant work.

Published
2022-03-17
How to Cite
[1]
S. Andringa, “Muography in the University and in the Museum”, Journal of Advanced Instrumentation in Science, vol. 2022, Mar. 2022.
Section
International Workshop on Cosmic-Ray Muography (Muography2021), 24-26 Nov. 2021,