Cosmic-ray project with Raspberry Pi wins IOP prize

A 15 year old schoolboy won the Institute of Physics prize at the recent Big Bang Fair by using a Raspberry Pi to analyse sensor readings and prove part of Einstein’s theory of relativity. Pratap Singh, from The Perse School in Cambridge, used two Geiger-Muller tubes to detect cosmic ray muons which prove the existence of time dilation. He then created a mathematical model and statistical reports on the Pi to analyse the data. You can read more at the IOP site here.

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