You can now hunt for the Higgs Boson and watch science experiments on your smartphone with LHSee.
The Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland is designed to carry out experiments to get a better understanding of the structure of space and time and the origin of mass. Now, science enthusiasts can watch the experiments themselves with a new smartphone app called LHSee. A wirefram diagram lets you pinch and zoom or rotate it in any direction you like, and you can interact to find out how the different parts of the detector work and learn how to identify different types of collision. As well as streaming the experiments live in full 3D graphics, there are a variety of educational resources and a ‘Hunt the Higgs’ game.
The free Android app has been designed for experts and non-experts alike. It was created by Oxford University students and funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council through its Small Awards grant scheme. The app is available now from the Android Marketplace.