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The MoEDAL Experiment

The MoEDAL experiment

The MoEDAL experiment (Monopoles and Exotics Detector at the LHC) is the 7th major experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. Housed in the LHCb interaction point, it will probe the 13 TeV proton-proton collisions for signs of Paul Dirac's hypothesised magnetic monopole, as well as other highly ionising signs of new physics that the other LHC experiments cannot easily look for.

Timepix detectors are used throughout the cavern to monitor background radiation from the proton-proton collisions. Thanks to our students’ expertise with the Timepix detector, the Institute for Research in Schools is a full member of the MoEDAL Collaboration. This means that CERN@school students can access data from the MoEDAL experiment and contribute to the MoEDAL Collaboration’s research programme.

Opportunities for students

There are many ways for students to get involved with the MoEDAL experiment:

Once you have signed up with the Institute for Research in Schools we can discuss which type of project would be best for your team – please do get in touch!

Useful links

CERN@school in the UK is supported by the

Science and Techonology Facilities Council.
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