VENu is a mobile app which allows you to see data from the MicroBooNE experiment on your phone. View events recorded by the MicroBooNE experiment or try to catch neutrinos yourself!
VENu is built and rendered in a 3D environment and is designed to exhibit virtual reality features. Use your personal VR viewer and immerse yourself in the MicroBooNE detector!
Marco Del Tutto (University of Oxford)
Alistair McLean (New Mexico State University)
Matt Bass (University of Oxford)
Ben Carls (Fermilab)
Owen Crawford (Bradley University)
Ariana Hackenburg (Yale University)
Gene Kim (Illinois Math and Science Academy)
Tia Miceli (New Mexico State University)
Sean Ngo (Illinois Math and Science Academy)
Steve Pate (New Mexico State University)
Jen Raaf (Fermilab)
Thomas Wester (University of Chicago)
Sam Zeller (Fermilab)
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The challenge of particle physics
This app gives you a feel of some of the challenges involved in experimental particle physics. It's not a really a game, but a visual experience of what particle interactions look like. You're given the challenge of identifying neutrino events (what the MicroBooNE experiment wants to find) against a background of cosmic rays.
If what you see at first glance is confusing, be sure to check out the "Learn" section. It will context to the the 3D images: the box that is the LArTPC, the moving "stars" which actually mark the direction of the neutrino beam, what the different particles are (neutrinos, muons, and so on). In effect, the Learn section gives you the "rules of the game".
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.