CANCELLED Engineering and Materials Research Seminar Series

High-definition muography, or how particle physics can help to see through a pyramid

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As part of the School of Science and Technology's Engineering and Materials Research Seminar Series, Dr Sebastien Procureur, Institute for Research of the Fundamental laws of the Universe presents: High-definition muography, or how particle physics can help to see through a pyramid.

  • From: Wednesday 27 March 2019, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 27 March 2019, 2 pm
  • Location: 015, CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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Event details

As part of the School of Science and Technology's Engineering and Materials Research Seminar Series, Dr Sebastien Procureur, Institute for Research of the Fundamental laws of the Universe, Departmental of Particle Physics presents: High-definition muography, or how particle physics can help to see through a pyramid.

Abstract

Muography is an imaging technique making use of natural cosmic muons to probe the inside of objects. These muons originate from the interaction of primary cosmic rays with the Earth atmosphere. Their large energy spectrum allows them to penetrate from a few meters to several hundred meters of stones, and their interactions with matter provide hints of its density distribution. The main difficulty of muography is to cope with a modest muon flux, and therefore to build large area but precise and robust instruments. Following the R&D made on gaseous, Micromegas detectors for nuclear and particle physics, we have built at CEA/Irfu high-resolution muography instruments over the last years. Some of them were deployed around and inside the Khufu’s Pyramid in Egypt, within the ScanPyramids mission. In spite of extreme environmental conditions (temperature, dust, storms) the telescopes showed good performance and stability. After the discovery of a first cavity in 2016 on the North-East edge of the Pyramid, they participated in 2017 to the discovery of the “ScanPyamids Big Void”. This detection is the first ever of a deep structure of a pyramid from outside, and calls for more applications of HD muography in the coming years.

This seminar is hosted by Professor Haida LiangDr Ian Shuttleworth  

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For any enquires please contact Dr Ian Shuttleworth

Location details

Room/Building:

015, CELS

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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