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MoEDAL at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015

MoEDAL team

The MoEDAL experiment at the LHC and its "Monopole Quest" were on show at the Royal Society’s 2015 Summer Science Exhibition on 30 June–5 July. The week-long display of the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology in the UK took place, as customary, at the society’s base in London. The exhibition featured 22 exhibits, where hundreds of visitors could meet the scientists, try some of the hands-on activities or attend inspiring talks and events.

Visitors to the MoEDAL exhibit could design their own monopole detector, take part in the "Citizen Science" project to search online for monopole tracks in exposed MoEDAL plastic nuclear-track detectors, and test MoEDAL trapping volumes for captured monopoles. They could also visualize a Dirac monopole and investigate radioactivity on their mobile phones using a MoEDAL TimePix Chip. Involvement was awarded with gifts and prizes, which included a MoEDAL medal. There was fun for all, including the team looking after the exhibit, despite the unusual London temperatures that soared to higher than 30 °C.

• The MoEDAL groups involved in proposing, designing and eventually staffing the exhibit were from Imperial College London, King’s College London, CERN, the University of Alberta, Langton Star Centre and the Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys.