Instead of seeing visualizations of subatomic particle collisions, what if you could hear them? The Particle Windchime takes data from particle accelerator laboratories and maps it to symphonies of sound. By using your sense of sound to detect the differences between particles like muons and bosons, you may be able to develop a finer intuition about the collision and decay interactions that take place inside an accelerator.
The Particle Windchime was originally created by a team of hackers at Science Hack Day SF and continues to be maintained by Matt Bellis.
Our hope is for the Particle Windhcime to be used as a type of “augmented” diagnostic tool for physicists working at accelerator laboratories around the world.