Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hunting the Higgs? There's an (Android) App for That*

Wanna know how the search for the Higgs is going? Just download the Android app LHSee.

You can get the free app right now by way of the Android Marketplace. Once it's installed, you can use it to . . .

- find out about more about the Large Hadron Collider

- learn how the ATLAS experiment works

- view live 3D displays of collisions direct from CERN

- play the "Hunt the Higgs" game

I've just installed it on my Google Nexus phone, but haven't tried it out yet. I'll post a review soon.

Sorry it's not available for the iPhone yet. I guess this is an indication that Android phones are the hand-held equivalent of Linux machines - both are clear signs that you are a tech savvy science geek who knows a lot more about physics, programming and BSG than you know about which shoes go with what belt or why in the world anyone would want to do something called the "downward dog."

My apologies to Steve Jobs. Is it too soon?

1 comment:

  1. Sweet! I just bought my first smartphone (a Samsung Galaxy S2 ... blah blah blah) this past weekend. This app is perfect. Already looked at some 3D collisions. Used one of the images to create new wallpaper for the phone. Strangely, none of the videos work (at least I keep getting errors). Thanks, Buzz!