SUPER K SONIC BOOOUM, Design by Nelly Ben Hayoun, Photo By Nick Ballon
A remarkable fusion of water, light, sound and science, the installation is inspired by the Super-Kamiokande (Super K) neutrino observatory in Japan, a massive subterranean scientific instrument used – amongst other things – to discover traces of exploding stars out there in the Universe. Take part in this risky experiment where you will ride in a dinghy, over 50000 tonnes of extremely pure water accompanied by scientists who work at Super K and T2K in Japan. Dress up with white suits, protective hats and wellies and get ready for the BOOOOUM!
At this event you will ride in the Super K Sonic Boooum installation, alongside a scientist. You can also experience the science behind this detector with a host of hands-on science experiments for you to try out. Just pick one of the time intervals that you would like to visit. We just need a rough idea of when you will be coming.
+Come and enjoy a drink in the bar where people and particles collide!
+A selection of artists/performers/actors have been invited to react to particle physics, come and see their works!
Saturday 23 October – 11am – 9pm
Sunday 24 October – 11am – 4pm
+Workshop on Sunday 24 October – 2pm – 4pm
Capture the Invisible: Craft and Science in particle physics.
In this workshop you will get the chance to make your own photomultiplier tube to capture the invisible in your own bedroom! Designed by Nelly Ben Hayoun in collaboration with Dr Jonathan Perkin, physicist
Monday 25 October – 2pm – 9pm
Tuesday 26 October – 11am – 4pm
Wednesday 27 October – 2 pm – 9pm
The event is held in the John Dalton Building at MMU - follow the signs and listen out for the sonic boooum!
more info at www.superksonic.com and www.nellyben.com
Designed and directed by Nelly Ben Hayoun (http://www.nellyben.com/) with the help of Dr Marieke Navin and Dr Ben Still, supported by Science & Technology Facilities Council and the Institute of Physics
Please note: the dinghy ride is inaccessible to wheelchair users, however the rest of the event is accessible and there are lots of activities surrounding the tunnel. For more information please contact the host.
Manchester Science Festival
Manchester Science Festival is an annual celebration of science. With an exciting programme of events for families, adults, schools and communities, our aim is to inspire and engage people in science, technology and engineering.