MINERVA will run on any software platform as it only relies on Java being installed. You will need to have a version of Java installed later than version 5. Please visit Java.com to check your installation and update if needed. If asked, select the option to open the ".jnlp" file with "javaws", from within your Java installation.
The software requires downloading files from a server, so please make sure your firewall will not block the download. The server may get busy, so please be patient. If you have very long download times, or any other problems, please feel free to contact us.
MINERVA is a masterclass tool for students to learn more about the ATLAS experiment at CERN. It is based on a simplified setup of the ATLAS event display, Atlantis, which allows users to visualise what is happening in the detector. The aim is to look at ATLAS events and try to recognise what particles are seen in the detector. There are tutorial events, then a selection of events to categorise and final a search for the Higgs! The project is a joint venture between the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) and the University of Birmingham.
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