Today I reached my second geocaching aim for this year. After reaching a difficulty average of above 2.0, already a few week ago, today it was time for my thousandth cache.
… my first ever public note on outreach :)
“Building Blocks of the Universe – using stackable plastic bricks to impart knowledge in particle physics”
Abstract: This article presents possibilities to impart knowledge of and enthusiasm for particle physics to essentially all non-expert target audiences by the use of LEGO bricks and models of particle physics experiments built from these. Methods of using LEGO models, both as a passive exhibit and as part of interactive outreach events, are presented, along with a historical review of the “Build Your Own Particle Detector” programme and the corresponding idea of hosting competitions in building detector models in LEGO pieces as a perfect setting to grasp people’s attention, get them involved and ultimately convey knowledge in particle physics to them.
Fetz’n Gaudi. For at least one year, starting today, you can find/reach me at sascha.mehlhase.bayern as well … :)
[update] they have a very special offer for these domains right now, that’s why!