Now You, Too, Can Hunt the Higgs

Higgs Hunters is the latest crowdsourced data sifting project from the Zooniverse.  As the name suggests, there is data on the Higgs boson to sift through, and the folks at the Large Hadron Collider want your help (H/T Science News).

If you accept the assignment, Higgs Hunters will provide you several particle images from the ATLAS detector at CERN.  Mark any tracks that are off-centre in the images and move on to the next.  The tracks represent decay of exotic particles, particles that could have resulted from the decay of the Higgs boson.

If you register, you can talk with others about images, and become part of a citizen science community.  And you don’t need to know anything about particle physics.  The project blog can help you there.

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  1. Pingback: Become a Higgs Hunter (anyone can do it) | FrogHeart

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