ATLASrift is a Virtual Reality application that provides an interactive, immersive visit to the ATLAS experiment at CERN. Using it, one can learn about the experiment as a whole, inspect individual sub-detectors, view real interactions, or take a scripted walkthrough explaining questions physicists are trying to answer.
We envision it being used in two different ways:
- as an educational and outreach tool - for schools, universities, museums and interested individuals
- as a event viewer for ATLAS physicists – for them it will provide a much better spatial awareness of an event, track and jet directions, occupancies and interactions with detector structures. This is an ongoing project.