The extreme energy events project
Bring science inside schools
Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche “Enrico Fermi”, Via Panisperna, 89a, 00184, Roma, Italy
2 INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Via Enrico Fermi 54 (già 40), 00044, Roma, Frascati, Italy
Accepted: 22 September 2022
Published online: 28 October 2022
The Extreme Energy Events Project is an experiment devoted to the study of cosmic ray physics. It consists in a network of about 60 detectors based on the Multigap-Resistive Plate Chamber technology, distributed in the Italian territory and at CERN. In particular, the detectors are installed in high-school buildings, and the scientific activity is carried on in strong cooperation with students and professors. In this perspective, the project relies on citizen science, since non-professional people are fully involved in the constant monitoring of the operations. Furthermore, students participate in many stages of the scientific process, from the building of the detectors at CERN to the installation and commissioning of the telescopes inside their schools, to data collection and analysis, and to publication and dissemination of results.
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