Scientist Interview: László Oláh

In this interview, Dr. László Oláh discusses being chosen as one of seven researchers in the newly formed Hungarian Research Network (HUN-REN), his experience working in Japan at the University of Tokyo, and his future muography research plans as group leader at the High-energy Geophysics Research Group of the HUN-REN Wigner Research Centre for Physics.

Filmmaker Interview Part 2: Justin T. Lee and Lindsay Lee

The “Miikshi: Cosmic Rays” series continues with the release of a second mini movie! Writer/puppeteer Lindsay Lee and VFX artist/puppeteer Justin T. Lee, creators of the Miikshi series and project leads of ITV’s “Thunderbirds: The Anniversary Episodes”, talk about the process and creation of this volcano muography themed action/adventure.

Press Release: COSMOCATS – A New Muography Method for Secure Digital Keys and Invincible Data Storage

COSMOCATS is a new muography method for a sophisticated data storage strategy which is impregnable from off-site interference or attack. This method uses CTS as an alternative to GPS and consequently has improved the key strength (by 4 orders of magnitude) and efficiency of the key authenticating rate (by 5 orders of magnitude) compared to the first iteration called COSMOCAT.

Filmmaker Interview: Justin T. Lee and Lindsay Lee

Writer/puppeteer Lindsay Lee and VFX artist/puppeteer Justin T. Lee, creators of the Miikshi series and project leads of ITV’s “Thunderbirds: The Anniversary Episodes”, discuss their newest mini movie “Miikshi: Cosmic Rays”: the first episode of a new series which is combining action adventure storytelling with muography topics and is being made in association with Muographix and the Virtual Muography Institute.

Press Release: World’s First Ultra-fast Time Synchronization with Relativistic Cosmic Rays

A new experiment for time synchronization, CTS or Cosmic Time Synchronization, has achieved successful wireless time synchronization at a precision of ~30 ns and 50-60 meters away. CTS has immunity to jamming/spoofing interference, can operate in environments where GPS cannot reach, and generally has cheaper maintenance. It is ideally suited for relatively cheap and reliable intra-city time synchronization including, for example, areas inside buildings, underwater tunnels, and subways.

Researcher Interview: Jean-Pierre Houdin

Jean-Pierre Houdin discusses a collaboration, first starting in 2012, which led to the involvement of muography in the ScanPyramids project and the recent discovery of the North Face Corridor inside Khufu’s pyramid. He will also introduce how muography imaging has inspired and contributed to his mission to understand how Khufu’s pyramid was built.

Press Release: Highest Recorded Observation Accuracy for Muography Achieved

Located in the Tokyo Bay Aqualine Submarine Tunnel near Tokyo, Japan, HKMSDD (Hyper KiloMetric Submarine Deep Detector), is the world’s first undersea muographic array and it has recently achieved the highest accuracy ever recorded for muography based on the comparison between the astronomical tides and the data acquired from its long stable operation for 79 days from June 1, 2021 to August 18, 2021: with a 99.7 percent accuracy per 2 hours and 99.85 percent accuracy per lunar day (24 hours 50 minutes).

Muographers 2020 Report: “Muography and the Possibilities at Callio Lab, Finland”

From academia, industry and science outreach fields, muographers from several countries (including Finland, Italy, Hungary, Chile, Japan, and the UK) met in the rescheduled Muographers 2020 online conference “Muography and the Possibilities at Callio Lab, Finland” to discuss future plans.

Muographers 2019: “Towards SDGs” Workshop

The “Towards SDGs” workshop was an opportunity for key members of the newly formed Hungary-Italy-Japan partnership between Wigner RCP, University of Catania, and UTokyo to meet along with professionals from industry, diplomacy and public outreach to discuss specific future plans and applications of muography to SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). 

Muographers 2019: “Towards SDGs” Symposium

In order to further facilitate the endeavors of global muographers, the International Muography Research Organization of the University of Tokyo cooperated with the Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability of the United Nations University to host Muographers 2019: “Towards SDGs” Symposium, and the signing ceremony of the Hungary-Italy-Japan (HIJ) agreement “Development of the Next Generation Muography Monitoring System with an HIJ Partnership Towards SDGs” followed to commemorate the 150th anniversary commemoration of the diplomatic relationship between Hungary and Japan.

Artist Interview: Agnes Husz

Ceramic artist Agnes Husz discusses her experience exhibiting sculpture in cooperation with the Muography Art Project at Tama Art University Museum (Tokyo), Kansai University Museum (Osaka) and the East Asian Art Museum (Okayama) and her process of depicting the subjects of nature, science, and muography in particular.

Scientist Interview: Valeri Tioukov

A team including researchers and technicians from INFN, INGV and ERI were responsible for an experimental muography project at the highly active volcano island, Stromboli: constructing the detector, performing the installation, developing the emulsions, analyzing the data and writing the article. Dr. Valeri Tioukov (INFN), pictured at the far right, took part in and coordinated this activity. In this interview, he discusses this process as well as the proceeding analysis of the data with the Emulsion Scanning System that was done concurrently in Napoli, Salerno and Tokyo labs.

Event: Symposium for the Muographers Liaison Program Symposium: Muography and SDGs

How can muography contribute to the global need to address Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations General Assembly for 2030? This was the topic of discussion for the keynote speaker and panelists, experts from the academic and industrial sectors at the Muographers Liaison Program Symposium.

Scientist Interview: David Joffe

In this interview, Dr. David Joffe (Associate Professor of Physics at Kennesaw State University, Georgia) discusses an exciting new program he is directing as faculty advisor for his university’s Society of Physics Students to encourage undergraduate physics students to take an active role in the future of muography by building muography detectors.