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AUA-MIT Nuclear Detection Course

June 20 @ 2:00 pm - July 1 @ 5:00 pm +04

American University of Armenia, Akian College of Science and Engineering, AUA-MIT Nuclear Detection Course with MIT Professor Areg Danagoulian

About the Event:

The AUA Akian College of Science and Engineering in collaboration with the MIT MISTI program will be hosting a course on Nuclear Detection from June 20 to July 1, 2022 at AUA.

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

Language: English


June 20 @ 2:00 pm +04
July 1 @ 5:00 pm +04
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Akian College of Science and Engineering (CSE)
+374 60 69 40 40; +374 60 61 26 38


Room 314W, Paramaz Avedisian Building
American University of Armenia, 40 Marshal Baghramyan Ave
Yerevan, 0019
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