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Glennys Farrar

Stefan Westerhoff

Telescope Project Gives NYC High School Students, Teachers Chance to Observe and Study Cosmic Particles

The New York Schools Cosmic Particle Telescope Project, which launched in 2002 and includes Columbia, Barnard and NYU, gives New York City high school students and teachers the opportunity to study and research cosmic particles. Students will build a detector that will become part of a bigger ray of detectors leading to the premiere instrument for measuring cosmic particles. Such an instrument would enable them to map sources of most high-energy particles in the universe and gain a greater understanding of black holes and neutron stars, explains NYU physics professor Glennys Farrar and Columbia assistant physics professor Stefan Westerhoff.

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Shot: Aug 15, 2002
Published: Oct 17, 2002
Last modified:Jan 29, 2004