The TimPix project will offer schools the unique opportunity to carry out their own research using radiation data from Timepix detectors (based on technology from CERN) on board the International Space Station. These detectors monitor the type of radiation Astronauts and Cosmonauts come into contact with whilst in orbit. The radiation comes from the Sun and other sources outside our Solar System. TimPix and CERN@School are part of the new Institute for Research in Schools – a national charity supporting sixth form students in performing original academic research.
Pupils will have the opportunity to share their results at a Research Symposium in November 2016.