Shoot Protons and Tickle Electrons!

An interactive exhibition on ESS and MAX IV was inaugurated at the Science Centre LTH in Lund on Dec. 13th.

Here, children and their parents or teachers can try the interactive ion source, accelerator, spallation target and storage ring, as well as look at various samples with neutron or X-ray eyes. They can read about neutron and X-ray science, and learn what the similarities and differences are between the two facilities. The exhibition marks the beginning of a collaborative outreach effort from ESS, MAX IV and Lund University, and it is a prelude to the exhibiton that will be built at the site.

The Science Centre LTH receives ~35 000 visitors/year, mostly school classes, and constitutes an important part of the science outreach from Lund University.

Photo: Roger Eriksson