University of Rochester: Cosmic Ray Muon Detector

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University of Rochester: Cosmic Ray Muon Detector

Welcome!

Welcome to the website for the University of Rochester Cosmic Ray Muon Detector. The detector was built with support from the PARTICLE and QuarkNet programs under the direction of Professor Kevin McFarland. It measures muon rates with an unprecedented resolution.

About the Detector


The detector is appoximately 0.75m x 3m. It now resides in the attic of Bausch and Lomb Hall at the University of Rochester. At this size, it receives a muon rate that is normally around 360Hz.  The rate, along with current barometric pressure and detector temperature, is recorded every five minutes. The data is posted to this website at 15 minute intervals.

For a more in depth description of the detector, its hardware, and data formats, please visit the Overview and Technical sections.