UBC Researchers Leverage UBC Aquatic Centre In Support of Global Knowledge

Whereas most visit the UBC Aquatic Centre to swim, soak, float and/or play, there were some UBC researchers who, over the past weeks, have been diving deep without getting wet.

UBC’s Maryam Baksh, Forbes Choy and Chris Jing are collaborating with TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator, on a capstone project to support the measurement of neutrinos. More specifically, the team is developing a new photogrammetry procedure to pinpoint the position of photosensors which, they hope, will help remove any confusion that arises from imagery captured by detectors used to measure neutrinos – for sake of simplicity we are referring to it as “Super-K”.

On-site at the UBC Aquatic Centre this translated to in-water activities testing different camera technology – fixed and drone (ROV). The in-water activities in January were preceded by in-basin activities in December when the 25M Recreation tank was empty for the UBC Aquatic Centre preventative maintenance closure.

More information – presentation slides available here