Help astronomers find elusive muons disguised as gamma rays

Friday, 10 March 2017

A picture of a real VERITAS camera, located at the Whipple Observatory, Arizona
A picture of a real VERITAS camera, located at the Whipple Observatory, Arizona

The VERITAS gamma-ray astronomy collaboration has launched a new citizen science project as part of Zooinverse, an online platform for collaborative ‌volunteer research. VERITAS CameraTo get started visit the Moun Hunters website at muonhunters.org. Humans can still outperform computers at many image recognition tasks and we would appreciate your help.Muon Ring on Camera

NUI Galway is a member of the VERITAS Collaboration which operates an array of array of gamma-ray telescopes in Arizona. The muons are found in images taken by these telescopes. Muon hunters is led by the University of Minnesota

Keywords: Education, Physics, Research, Science.

Author: Dr Mark Lang, NUI Galway
« Back