[open-science] Mapping antimatter with CrowdCrafting.org

Peter Murray-Rust pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Aug 7 09:06:56 UTC 2013

This is a brilliant application of Crowdcrafting. It seems to me to tick
all the boxes.
* Everyone can understand the point - does normal gravity attract antimatter
* The task is simple to understand - mark the tracks of particles (since
they are straight it's easy to construct the app - start and endpoints
* Humans are better than machines at doing this
* There is a nice 3D output of the contributed tracks so you can
immediately see what you have contributed. Patterns of similar lines are
evident (I assume that is due to multiple contributors?)

Is there a discussion group for it? There are some questions I would like
to ask about the experiment and I expect others might as well. For example
are our points used as data or as an initial step to define the regions to
analyze in more detail?

I shall try to find time to blog it - it deserves wide publicity

2013/8/6 Daniel Lombraña González <teleyinex at gmail.com>

> Dear all,
> This last weekend the Citizen Cyberscience Centre organized the second
> CERN summer student webfest<http://www.citizencyberscience.net/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page>.
> I've participated in it, and I worked in a project championed by Michael
> Doser, the spokesperson of the AEgIS experiment at CERN that studies
> antimatter.
> I worked with a very talented group of students and we made a
> CrowdCrafting application that invites you to map tracks of antimatter from
> their experiment.
> The application is here: http://crowdcrafting.org/app/antimatter
> The blog post is here:
> http://okfnlabs.org/blog/2013/08/06/mapping-antimatter-with-crowdcrafting.html
> Enjoy!
> Daniel
> PS: I'm CC okfn-labs as I mention briefly the technologies that we use
> HTML5 Canvas + WebGL ;-)
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Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
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