An interactive presentation window for showing AMS and its results


Installed. Ongoing upgrades

Technologies Used

IR Touch Frame
Smart Glass

Project Description

The AMS Interactive Window is a 2.8m x 1.8m interactive presentation screen. The visit guides are able to take you through the history and challenges behind one of mankind's most exciting tools for exploring cosmic rays in space. The complete surface is not only a projection screen and a multitouch surface, but it is also able to change it's opacity. The screen changes from an opaque projection screen to a transparent window, allowing you to look directly inside AMS's control room.


And now for a bit of history:


The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) is a state-of-the-art particle physics detector designed to operate as an external module on the International Space Station. It will use the unique environment of space to study the universe and its origin by searching for antimatter, dark matter while performing precision measurements of cosmic rays composition and flux. The AMS-02 observations will help answer fundamental questions, such as "What makes up the universe's invisible mass?" or "What happened to the primordial antimatter?"


System Design - João Bárcia | Presentation - João Bárcia | Installation - Guillaume Lacroix in collaboration with the AMS team

 Henrique Carvalho