• Question: I really like your pictures of your experiments from your profile - the mentos and coke one. Have you got any other fun experiments planned to help support your research?

    Asked by giuola to Meeks on 24 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Marieke Navin

      Marieke Navin answered on 24 Jun 2010:

      Hi Giuola, i’m glad you like the photos i have a few more which I can put up later on tonight! These photos are from communicating science so are not actually as part of my research into neutrinos. I do this at the museum now, to spread my love of physics and make people like you realise that science is fun and varied and not like the stereotypical image!
      I have some nice chemistry photos i can share with you later from a show I did to show the chemistry of fireworks. I did a show also recently about how we detect neutrinos using the sea! There is a telescope on the sea bed in the Mediterranean. It looks *down* so detects neutrinos that have entred the Earth around about Australia – they pass straight through Earth and sometimes we can catch them in the sea.

      My next fun experiment is the cosmic ray jacket! so if i win i will make it! Thanks for the question