AUA Public Events
AUA-MIT Nuclear Detection Course
June 20 @ 2:00 pm - July 1 @ 5:00 pm +04
About the Event:
In this rigorous, intense, yet enjoyable course students will:
- learn about the basics of nuclear physics, statistics, analog electronics;
- build their own DIY Geiger counter, using solderless breadboards. The Geiger counter will be instrumented with an Arduino, which will perform the initial data analysis and allow the
- transfer of data to a computer. In the end, students will get to keep their DIY Geiger counters, which they will then use to measure radiation in their immediate environment!
- use their Geiger counter to perform experiments involving radiation, where they will measure gamma counts and observe the effects of shielding on radiation.
Students should have:
- Basic knowledge of statistics and probability;
- Basics of physics;
- Basic knowledge of electrical circuits (e.g. transistors, capacitors, resistors);
- Some coding and data analysis skills. Familiarity with Python and the command line is a plus;
- Proficiency in English.
About the Speaker:
MIT Professor Areg Danagoulian