At Jellyvision, we’ve tackled some pretty complicated topics, like taxes, college savings plans, and your health insurance. But even we haven’t taken on particle physics.
Which means we’ve totally been shown up by the creators of Particle Clicker, a game where you run a physics lab by clicking your mouse-and learn a little bit about particle physics along the way.
So far I have learned the components of a J/ψ meson, and that PhD students are highly motivated by free beer.
Pretty neat way to help people learn about a complex subject. And if you’re interested in learning about how the game itself works, the code is available on GitHub.
Image via Particle Clicker; h/t Laughing Squid and Popular Science