06 November 2009

Super-K Sonic Boooom!

(photograph by Nick Ballon)

Well done Tom indeed, but we on T2K are also mixing it up with non-physicists (and artists), in our case in an artist's rendition of Super-Kamiokande, built under London Bridge Station, complete with accompanying sonic booooums....

Super K Sonic Booooum
Nelly Ben Hayoun, sound by Tim Olden
Wed 4 to Sat 14 8pm
Come on a fantastic voyage on a dingy that floats on 50 000 tonnes of extremely pure water where neutrinos interact with electrons in a massive Sonic Boom…Take part on this risky experiment with unique insights from scientists from Imperial College London and Queen Mary University who works with the Neutrino Observatory Super K and T2K in Japan, as SNO in Canada.


This is in the amazing Shunt Lounge, and will be on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th and again from Wednesday 11th till Saturday 14th.

Everyone is welcome, but you need to be there at 8pm for the full experience!

And not only this, but as you can see from the advert:

Scientific Talks at the Sonic Boooum
Nelly Ben Hayoun
Wed 4 to Sat 14
Nov. 4th Dave Wark
Nov. 5th Ryan Terri
Nov. 6th Yoshi Uchida/Melissa George
Nov. 7th Yoshi Uchida/Melissa George

Nov. 11th Matthew Malek
Nov. 12th Ben Still
Nov. 13th Dave Wark
Nov. 14th Francesca De Lodovico

there's a chill-out zone where you can enter the trance-like state that can envelop you when you experience a... physics seminar. Hmmmm....

Photos forthcoming.


Tom Whyntie said...

Looks awesome! Quite rightly, Imperial have put it in the homepage: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/ - see http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/eventssummary/event_11-11-2009-9-25-27 for more details.

I've also plugged it in my Times Online blog for this week:


Good luck with the rest of the shows!

Matthew Malek said...

I have to say, I've never experienced anything quite like that! It was a lot of fun, though, and I am very glad to have been a part of it! (And I can say that after spending three hours in the boat, shouting over the "sonic booms" until I was nearly hoarse!)

I've even had requests from friends back in the States to ask Nelly to go on tour with the installation and bring it there!

The publicity photos are easily available online, of course, but here are a couple of shots of yours truly, from Wednesday evening:

Here and here.

Jerry said...

Imperial site looks awesome! I am a college sophomore with a dual major in Physics and Mathematics @ University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. By the way, i came across these excellent physics flashcards. Its also a great initiative by the FunnelBrain team. Amazing!!!

Andy Coffey said...

Wonderful site, and lovely fans.

I'm a carpenter and just happen to love physics. Love the spirit of this place...