We had our first big “Build Your Own Particle Detector” competition during the inauguration of the Passeport Big Bang on 2 June 2013. In a large tent right next to the Globe of Science and Innovation, we had several hundred children taking part and 87 models in the final competition.
Everybody got a little ATLAS souvenir treat for the completion of their model and the winners got a tour to the ATLAS Visitors Centre and the SM18 magnet facility.
The winning models were: 24, 33, 37, 212, 227, 242, 264, 291, 297, 298 and 393.
To inspire the kids we had the 50:1 ATLAS LEGO model on display!