- An introduction to dark matter
- An introduction to neutrinos
- A more technical guide to the principles of WIMP detection
- Boulby Underground Laboratory - a booklet about the Boulby Underground Laboratory, part of the Institute for Underground Science.
- A set of PowerPoint files for A0 posters about Boulby and dark matter:
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The net is full of material on particle physics, ranging from the authoritative to the downright weird. Treat all "unofficial" sites with caution! Here is a short list of good sites to start with - most of them also contain links to further "trusted" sites.
- Particle Physics in the UK:
As it says on the title page, "This website is for everyone who wants to know more about particle physics." PPARC-supported, extensive, but as far as I can see currently unmaintained.
- The Particle Adventure
Introduction to particle physics for beginners. You can work linearly through the material or use drop-down menus to find particular topics.
- Hands On CERN
A nice site at a somewhat higher level than The Particle Adventure. Includes several interactive exercises, one of which we do in masterclasses. You could also practise your Swedish...
- CERN's home page
Follow the Education link at the bottom for downloadable resources.
- ATLAS experiment home page for the public
ATLAS is an experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, due to start in 2005. We are collaborators on this experiment. The public web site is worth it just for the flythrough animation on the title page, but there's a lot more.
- Home page of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council
Includes downloadable material and contacts for schools and colleges.
- Jonathan Dursi's dark matter tutorial
Astronomer's-eye view of dark matter; includes a couple of little interactive demos.
And a couple of not-exactly-particle-physics links...
- Phil Platt's Bad Astronomy site
Ever wondered whether something astronomical you've seen on TV could possibly be right? It probably wasn't - and there is a sporting chance that this site will tell you what's wrong and how to put it right.
- The Astronomy Picture of the Day
Just what it says on the can.