Small shower array for education purposes -the CREDO-Maze Project.
July 08, 2021
We have noticed in many places around the world in recent years an increasing interest in small-scale extensive air shower experiments designed to satisfy young people's scientific curiosity and develop their interest in science and in physics in particular. It is difficult to think of ways and opportunities to introduce practical classes in modern high-energy physics, astrophysics, or particle physics into school curricula and after-school activities. Small EAS array experiments are just such a proposal. As part of the CREDO-Maze project, we plan to equip local high schools with sets of four small detectors, with a simple system for triggering, recording, and online communication with the world. Networked experiments from several schools add significant new educational value to the process of developing good behavior appropriate to scientific communities. Cooperation and competition at the stage of own research and information exchange are essential new and valuable values in educating young generation. Small local arrays connected to the global CREDO network will provide additional data and opportunities for important cosmic ray studies, what is an additional benefit of the CREDO-Maze Project.
In this paper we will present the characteristics of our detectors and the results of the EAS detections by CREDO-Maze prototype array.
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