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The team is seeking financial support through the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo for their project to detect these elementary particles in the atmosphere

Students hunt muons in stratosphere to test theory of relativity

Within the framework of the European REXUS/BEXUS programme, a group of five students from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has been selected to design and carry out an experiment in the stratosphere with the aim of testing Einstein’s special theory of relativity. The experiment will involve studying muons, elementary particles present in the atmosphere. The team is the youngest one participating in the programme (and the only one from Spain). Contributions to help fund the project can be made until 8 June at

Second-year UPC students have come together to carry out an interdisciplinary project aimed at verifying the special theory of relativity, a subject they find fascinating. The experiment will involve launching a stratospheric balloon from a base in Sweden in October of this year. The project is being developed within the framework of the Interdisciplinary Higher Education Centre (CFIS). The fifth student in the group is completing a double degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering and Telecommunications Systems Engineering at the Castelldefels School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC). The team members are Adam Teixidó, Gerard Pascual, Guillem Megías, Ramon García and Roger Bahí.

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