As I learned recently, working madly like a scientist can be grueling—toiling from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 A.M. is not a particularly healthy experience. Yet, there’s something exhilarating about those science-filled, sleep-deprived and, consequently, dopamine-fueled nights.
This year marked my entrance into the sphere of science competitions, as I entered the Synopsys Championship and California State Science Fair with my partner Hemanth Kini. Our project, “Plotting Muon Pathways as a Source of Randomness,” aimed to generate truly random numbers by tracking the positions of muons in a cloud chamber. You can read about the nitty-gritty details in our abstract, or you can simply watch the photo essay below. Or you can do both.
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Check back later for a more detailed post describing our project.