MiniPIX miniaturised particle detector

Demonstration of MiniPIX detector by Michael Campbell

Spokesman of Medipix collaboration in CERN, Michael Campbell, gave a demonstration of MiniPIX detector during the Particle Physics Conference in Venezia.

According to Mr. Campbell, the MiniPIX detector can replace the Geiger counter as a teaching device. The chip is used in schools to teach children about radiation in the environment.

Newly founded Institute for Research in Schools has a number of projects using Timepix for teaching. They have a number of these detectors on a satellite that are giving data to the schools to analyse by the school kids.

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