Super K Sonic Boooum - Capture the Invisible Workshop
Sunday, October 24, 2010 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (BST)
Manchester, United Kingdom
Covered with 12,000 photomultiplier tubes the Super Kamiokande neutrino observatory in Japan is the ultimate meeting of science and craft. A photomultiplier tube is an extremely sensitive converter of light to electricity (the opposite of a light bulb!).
In this workshop you will get the chance to make your own photomultiplier tube to capture the invisible in your own bedroom!
Image showing the inside of Super Kamiokande and some of its photomultiplier tubes.
This 2 hours workshop will be held by Dr Jonathan Perkin, High Energy Physics group, University of Sheffield, Nelly Ben Hayoun, creative director and designer of Super K Sonic Booooum and Jochen Holz, glassblower.
If you want to book a ticket for the Sonic Booum as well, then it is recommended that you book for around 1.30pm.
Unfortunately due to the nature of the venue, it is not accessible to wheelchairs.
It is supported by the Institute of Physics-IOP
Workshop recommended for 10+ and adults.
more infos at www.superksonic.com and www.nellyben.com
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Manchester Science Festival
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