Online project "Shower of Knowledge"
"Shower of Knowledge" is an open-source educational project, which consists of the distribution facility RUSALKA (MERMAID) for research of cosmic rays, and unique interactive Internet portal livni.jinr.ru.
The main objective of the project is to bring worldwide Internet users to the analysis of data constantly accumulated in the course of real experiment in the field of research of cosmic rays.
Middle and high school students committed to physics, undergraduate students of university physics departments and any keen Internet users constitute the main audience of the project.
The main objectives of the project are:
- to make fundamental science more popular and encouraged by the society
- to reduce the gap between the objects of research of modern science and the awareness level of the society
- to perform scientific research at RUSALKA facility with the broad involvement of the Internet users
The project was initially developed and implemented by the associates of the Laboratory of Nuclear Problems of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia).