July 1, 2020: registration for the contest is now closed. We will announce the results in the coming months.
The KM3NeT Collaboration is delighted to invite you to join its first challenge:
“Draw me a neutrino!”
Neutrinos, little neutral particles in Italian, can tell us about some of the most secretive corners of the universe. Furthermore, they still hold secrets themselves on their true nature. The mission of KM3NeT is to unveil all these mysteries, and we need your help to achieve this goal!
We need you to draw a neutrino! How does it look like? Which shape, colour, and texture does it have? How do you picture it in your mind?
In this website you will learn everything you need to know about neutrinos: who they are, where they are coming from, and how we can observe them!
As explained in the following, neutrinos come in three flavors – electron neutrino, muon neutrino and tau neutrino. As we want to facilitate your task and allow you to focus only on drawing neutrinos in the most precise way you can think of, we have spread the duty in three categories:
- If you are a budding scientist, you will imagine how is an electron neutrino like.
- If you know that physics is a combination of cool equations and exciting experiments plus a bit of headaches (let’s be honest, it happened to all of us), you are in charge of drawing a muon neutrino
- If your last science lecture was already some time ago (no worries, we won’t ask how long), we invite you to tackle the tau neutrino
(Such categories correspond, respectively, to: children, teenagers and adults.)
Neutrino is our passion and fills up a big part of our life! So do not hesitate to send us your questions, we will love answering them!
Deadline: Be sure to send us your drawing so that we receive it before June 30!