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Elementary Particles Simulator
IDEA BY: Jean Pierre Arteaga LOCATION: Canada CATEGORY: Education

ENTRY TITLE

Elementary Particles Simulator
IDEA BY: Jean Pierre Arteaga
LOCATION: Canada
CATEGORY: Education

ENTRY DESCRIPTION

This project aims to give people the opportunity to learn and experiment the main aspects of quantum reality in a visual way by simulating quantum particles and their interactions.

By this time you might have heard about the discovery of the Higgs Boson, certainly a great advance in our understanding of the structure of the universe, but do you know why is that so? Do you know what else lies in the hearth of the basic components of the reality? Do you know that inside the atom there is a completely complex and fascinating reality composed of interacting particles? All this is studied by quantum physics which is one of the most advanced fields of study that searches for ultimate answers about the structure of our reality. However, this field of study remains obscure for non specialist in the field. This project aims to change that by making an open source simulator that will be a learning tool for anyone interested in knowing more about quantum physics in a visual and interactive way. The objective of the project is to develop an elementary (sub-atomic) particle simulator which will consists of two parts: The SDK containing the base simulator code, and a visual interface that will serve both as a visual aid and a learning tool for anyone interested in experimenting and learning about particles and their interactions. With this tool I want people to learn fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics and the standard model of particles so they can better understand modern physics without any technical background. I also hope that this will serve to make people curious about science in general.